What’s Closed In Illinois Due To The Virus

STATEWIDE Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state’s residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.-May 31. Starting May 1, there will be major modifications to the plan, click here to read about them. All schools — Gov. JB Pritkzer’s order closing all schools in the state has […]

Downtown Urbana Added To National Register of Historic Places

US Post Office, Urbana

URBANA – For decades, the people of Urbana have marveled at the architecture of the county courthouse, built in 1901, and dozens of other buildings in its downtown. Now the historic downtown district is receiving national recognition. This week, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the Downtown Urbana Historic District is one of 12 […]

Dept. of Natural Resources Encourages More Plants At Solar Farms

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is encouraging owners of solar energy fields to be more pollinator-friendly. Across the planet, bees and other pollinating insect species are disappearing at an alarming rate. That’s due in part to a loss of natural habitat space to humans. Now, as part of the 2018 Pollinator-Friendly Solar Site Act, […]

News Around Illinois – November 25, 2019

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District’s Illinois Terminal

  DOT Grant Gives MTD $17 Million For Terminal Expansion CHAMPAIGN – The largest piece of the funding pie is now in place for the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District’s Illinois Terminal expansion. That’s after the US Department of Transportation awarded the MTD a grant of more than $17-million for the project. The Illinois Terminal expansion […]