Read more about the article MTD’s next stop: restoring its service level and curbing complaints of overcrowded busesWikipedia
The Illinois Terminal in Champaign, Illinois. The terminal provides Amtrak service, and is host to public bus service (MTD) for Champaign-Urbana.

MTD’s next stop: restoring its service level and curbing complaints of overcrowded buses

Staffing issues have led to the overcrowding of buses on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus — a problem that has been increasing…

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Read more about the article Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big roleUniversity of Illinois Blog
The University of Illinois Police Department operates from the Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.

Campustown burglaries rise; Package theft plays big role

Nearly 400 burglaries in campustown, the area surrounding the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been reported on the daily crime log in the…

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Read more about the article Theft makes up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois daily crime log in past three yearsNoah Cowell
The Public Safety Building where the University of Illinois Police Department operates.

Theft makes up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois daily crime log in past three years

Theft-related crimes made up one in every four crimes reported on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s daily crime log in the past three…

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Read more about the article Proposed plans to reduce prairie at Weaver Park ignites outcry among Urbana residents; Park district seeking further community input
The map of planned construction and amenities from the Weaver and Prairie Park Master Plan.

Proposed plans to reduce prairie at Weaver Park ignites outcry among Urbana residents; Park district seeking further community input

Blueprints shared by the Urbana Park District in June show plans to build over the prairie at Weaver Park to make room for six…

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Read more about the article Champaign County still prevents online name searches of property records, differing from most Illinois counties. Now it plans to limit searching mobile home properties.Darrell Hoemann
Brookens Admin Center in Urbana, IL 61801 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

Champaign County still prevents online name searches of property records, differing from most Illinois counties. Now it plans to limit searching mobile home properties.

In 2018, Champaign County had the chance to allow the public to search property records on its website by an owner's name when it…

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Read more about the article Many in Wilber Heights yet to apply for permits to repair homes after amendment of longtime zoning ordinanceNathalie Murillo
Aerial shot of Wilber Heights. Screenshot from Google Maps.

Many in Wilber Heights yet to apply for permits to repair homes after amendment of longtime zoning ordinance

For decades, Champaign County forbade its residents in Wilber Heights to make repairs to their homes, even when seriously damaged. But even after a…

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Read more about the article Post affirmative action, University of Illinois to use socioeconomic data; Nonwhite student enrollment increased in the past four years Darrell Hoemann/The News-Gazette
A building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More than 400 buildings lack emergency evacuation plans.

Post affirmative action, University of Illinois to use socioeconomic data; Nonwhite student enrollment increased in the past four years 

Despite a small decrease in the Black student population, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has seen an increase in nonwhite student enrollment since…

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Read more about the article ​​University of Illinois​ campus food pantries help struggling students, tackle stigma​; Groceries often more expensive on campus​ 
Bevier Cafe, at 905 S Goodwin Avenue in Urbana, runs the Everybody Eats program.

​​University of Illinois​ campus food pantries help struggling students, tackle stigma​; Groceries often more expensive on campus​ 

With grocery costs notably ​greater​ in the heart of campus, two University of Illinois programs are dedicated to providing food assistance to students in…

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Read more about the article East Urbana residents have filed dozens of environmental complaints against Emulsicoat asphalt plant — and they’re not stoppingDarrell Hoemann
Emulsicoat, Inc exterior (705 E University Ave, Urbana, IL 61802) on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

East Urbana residents have filed dozens of environmental complaints against Emulsicoat asphalt plant — and they’re not stopping

East Urbana residents living near the Emulsicoat asphalt plant have complained of headaches, nausea and irritation of the throat, nose and eyes in a…

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Read more about the article Needs assessment survey for Champaign County nursing homes begins soon; Facilities facing bed shortage, staffing issuesDarrell Hoemann
CU Nursing and Rehab exterior (302 Burwash Ave, Savoy, IL 61874) on Friday, December 17, 2021. Photo by Darrell Hoemann/CU-CitizenAccess

Needs assessment survey for Champaign County nursing homes begins soon; Facilities facing bed shortage, staffing issues

Local advocacy groups and health care facilities have plans to address the shortage of nursing home beds plaguing the Champaign and Urbana area.  The…

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