Becknell Industrial, which builds manufacturing and distribution facilities for companies across the United States, is constructing its biggest facility yet — in Champaign, the city where it was founded.
ADM, the Decatur-based agricultural conglomerate, asked for a tax break in connection with its move to Chicago. House Speaker Michael Madigan said no. ADM then announced it would move its corporate headquarters to Chicago, regardless.
The window and other displays inside Urban Outfitters in Campustown might lead visitors to feel they've stepped into a contemporary art gallery. While similar to displays in other Urban Outfitter stores, many of the Campustown displays were created and built by Nathan Westerman, the full-time display artist at the store.
You played his records; you watched his "Gambler" movies. He decorated your life. His roasted chicken sustained you. You wished Ruby would turn herself around, for gosh sakes. And now that he's looking a little like Santa, he's become a Christmas tradition in Champaign.