Construction is starting on a new health food store and fitness center on South Neil Street in Champaign.
The building – going up on the east side of Neil Street south of the Kirby Avenue intersection – is being developed by Champaign-based Proviant Technologies, a development and manufacturing company that serves clients in the health food, dietary supplement and functional foods industries.
CHAMPAIGN – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan asked the people assembled at Boardman's Art Theatre to raise their hands if they knew somebody on death row.
That no one did so didn't particularly surprise Ryan.
Ohio State 69, Illinois 55
CHAMPAIGN – With the ongoing residential growth in southwest Champaign, the Champaign Fire Department is recommending establishing a sixth fire station near the intersection of Staley and Windsor roads.
The recommendation, if adopted by the Champaign City Council, would mean that the city would have to sell off a 0.8-acre site at Duncan and Windsor roads that it purchased in July 1999 for the proposed fire station, at a cost of $250,000.
Two things you need to know about Ron Zook: He loves water skiing and recruiting. And the first won''t keep him from doing the second.
Want proof? Go back to May 2003 when the then-Florida coach spent part of a day water skiing. And lived to tell about it.
As a 6-4 guard, experts rank me among the Illini's greatest all-time defensive players. Coach Lou Henson assigned me to guard such Big Ten stars as Trent Tucker and Mike McGee. During my senior season in 1981-82, I shared team MVP honors with James Griffin, and I became the first player in Illinois basketball history to shoot better than 50 percent from the field for four straight seasons. When my Illini career concluded, my 941 points ranked 21st in school history. The four Illinois teams on which I played and lettered averaged 20 victories a season. Today, my family lives in Oak Park.
If you have an insurance card with your Social Security number printed on it, you may get a new card in the mail by next January.
A new state law, which unanimously passed the Illinois House and Senate last year and took effect earlier this month, prohibits companies from printing Social Security numbers on insurance cards.
Illinois forward James Augustine today was named Big Ten Player of the Week, his second weekly honor this month.
Augustine averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks a game and shot 83.3 percent from the floor in helping Illinois (21-0, 7-0 Big Ten) beat Wisconsin and Minnesota.
No need for Guesly Dervil to see another college. His visit to Illinois in mid-January satisfied his curiosity.
The Jacksonville Ed White High School star, ranked the 52nd best player in Florida by rivals.com, has made a commitment to Illinois. Dervil canceled a planned weekend trip to Nebraska and rejected offers from Alabama, West Virginia and North Carolina State.
During college basketball season, Brett Dawson, our resident expert, will answer a question each week on his specialty. This week''s question: