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Village Board Meeting, October 4th to Discuss Bourne Street Railroad Crossing

Norfolk Southern Railroad wants to close the Bourne Street railroad crossing permanently. Their reasoning is that the Bourne Street crossing is only about 800 feet from the Elizabeth Street crossing.
By Norforlk Southern’s definition, the Bourne St crossing is a redundant crossing. The two crossings are too close together. Currently, they are giving residents twice the amount of opportunity to make a trip across the tracks which increases the likelihood of someone getting injured or killed by one of their trains.
There will be a discussion at the Village Board meeting October 4, 2022, 6:30PM at the Tolono Police Department, 205 E Main St, to discuss the closure.
We urge you to come to the meeting and make your voice heard. Comments to this post on social media are not conducive in assisting our Village Board in making this decision.

Residential Electronics Collection Event Online Registration

The online registration for the Fall Residential Electronics Collection Event opened Monday, September 12, 2022. The collection event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Parkland College.

Registrants can reserve one of the available 15-minute time slots between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Immediately upon reserving a time, a confirmation email and/or text message will be sent. The resident will also receive a postcard in the U.S. Mail seven to ten days before the event which serves as their “ticket” into the event.

There will be a limit of four TVs per postcard (all types, models, and sizes of TVs, including CRT ‘tube’ TVs, will be accepted, working and non-working) and a total limit of seven items per postcard. Small items (cords, charges, mice, etc.) can be bundled or put into a small box and counted as one item.

The online registration will remain open until all 15-minute time slots are full. If you do not have internet access, contact the Champaign County Recycling Coordinator at 217-384-3708.

Residential Electronics Collection Information Sheet