Transportation

Transportation

Track upgrades to curtail some Amtrak service

NORMAL (AP) — Some Amtrak trains operating between Chicago and St. Louis will stop running while upgrades designed to enable trains to reach 110 mph get done.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (http://bit.ly/2nEdkxv ) that the affected Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains will halt starting April 3. Buses will replace them.

What's in a name?

DANVILLE — As a young woman beginning her career as a legal-aid attorney in Vermilion County in the late 1960s, Rita Garman never imagined the courthouse would someday be named after her.

Illinois' Florida trip too far for many, including star senior's family

Prior to Monday night's NIT win against Boise State, Illinois fans crowded around TV screens in the concourses at State Farm Center, watching the thrilling finish to Illinois State's game against Central Florida.

U.S. bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.

President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.

In a brief statement, Uber didn't say why Jones left. "We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best," it said.

Just Askin': How full are flights at Willard Airport?

Email your biz questions to Ben Zigterman at bzigterman@news-gazette.com.

According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average flight from Willard in 2016 was 81.75 percent full.

Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation's air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry.

Top of the Morning, March 14, 2017

At first glance, it looked as if a track meet was set to take place in the parking lot north of The News-Gazette on Saturday.

For the retirees, March 12-18, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

For the retirees, March 5-11, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.