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University student dead after being struck by train

September 15, 2015

A 20-year-old University student was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at 5:05 a.m. after being struck by a train in Savoy, according to a statement from the Champaign County Coroner’s Office. The student...

Champaign-Urbana residents commute by car less than other big cities

Champaign-Urbana residents commute by car less than other big cities
September 1, 2015

The cars that race down Green Street every day may imply otherwise, but a report from the U.S. Census reported residents in the Champaign-Urbana area make up one of the lowest rates of private vehicle...

University moves forward with proposed Willard Airport changes

A photo Willard Airport on May 29, 2015.  Willard Airport is located at 11 Airport Rd. in Savoy.
May 31, 2015

Changes to improve the operation of Willard Airport will take off this August. Students can expect to see a new marketing campaign and, eventually, new travel destinations.These changes have been unravelling...

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons

House vs. apartment: the pros and cons
February 11, 2014

For upperclassmen, the decision to live in an apartment or a house can be a difficult one. There are numerous factors students have to consider, such as how much you are willing to spend on rent, if you...

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium

Urbana accepts revised agreement with geographic tool consortium
February 6, 2014

Police officers in Champaign County have a unique tool at their disposal. When they receive a call about a disturbance, they can enter the address into a database that connects officers to an array of...

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