A map of the construction work scheduled for the the MCORE project.

(MCORE Project)

April 21, 2015 - News Local/State

Federal Grant Will Expand Major Routes In U of I Campustown Area

The MCORE (Multimodal Corridor Enhancement) Project is paid for through a federal grant received last fall, as well as matching funds.  It's divided into five projects, expanding major streets in Campustown for buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Tim Johnson during a 2012 press conference at Urbana High School, shortly before his retirement.

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

April 20, 2015 - News Local/State

Former Congressman Johnson Preps For Role Of Parkland Trustee

The former Republican congressman will be stepping into his first non-partisan office.  He hasn't served in office since retiring in 2012 for family reasons, shortly after winning that year's primary.

U of I graduate Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon Monday.

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

April 20, 2015 - News Local/State

McFadden Wins Boston For Third Straight Year

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won her third straight women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon.   This comes after marathon 'grand slam' victories the last two years in Boston, Chicago, New York, and London.  

Mississippi River flood waters in Vicksburg, Miss., in 2011.

(Dave Martin/AP)

April 18, 2015 - News Local/State

Midwest Seeing More Frequent Flooding

Floods in the midwest and nearby states are not getting bigger, they're just occurring more often. That's the conclusion of a new study by the University of Iowa Flood Center after looking at 50 years of river levels in 14 states

Vice President Joe Biden addresses sexual assault on college campuses, outlining the It's On Us campaign at the White House on September 19, 2014.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

April 17, 2015 - News Local/State

Vice President Biden To Visit U of I Thursday

The vice president will address sexual assualt prevention at the university's Urbana campus.  The event will highlight the "It’s On Us" sexual assault prevention campaign.

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