A suburban Chicago company has leased the former Mahomet post office building at 406 E. Main St. and relocated its business there.
Lambert Associates, formerly in Mundelein, expects to have its new offices open in a couple of weeks, said Jeff Lambert, who owns the company with his wife, Nancy.
CHAMPAIGN – Crimestoppers of Champaign County is seeking information about an armed robbery in Champaign.
On Saturday, July 19, at 4 a.m., two men wearing stockings over their faces entered Prime Time Pizza, 505 E. University Ave., C. One had a long gun.
URBANA – The class of '93 picked a classy Latin motto – "Esse, quam videri" or "To be as you seem" – but fairly prosaic class colors, basic brown and pink.
The class of '95 expressed its motto in plain English – "This ends our first lesson" – but graduates' choice of colors was far more fanciful – mahogany and salmon.
In the company of richly artistic statues of Saddam Hussein and opulent doors that he only half jokingly says are probably worth more than his house here, Ghassan Al-Chaar decided he still would have preferred a one-star hotel to the former presidential palace in Baghdad.
For one thing, the air conditioning wasn't working too well, a liability in a place where 110- to 120-degree temperatures weren't uncommon.
A statewide foster-care agency pulls out of Champaign after more than 40 years of service.
Matthew House, a home for at-risk youth, cancels a major fund-raiser after lackluster ticket sales.
The local branch of the Alzheimer's Association closes its doors, citing a drop in donations.
The United Way of Champaign County fails to meet its fund-raising goal for the first time in several years, forcing it to curb donations to community agencies.
SPRINGFIELD – Dubbed the "all-American" fuel, biodiesel is the buzz these days from Lollapalooza summer music fest, to Berkeley, Calif., to the Springfield bus system.
Now the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation and The Atkins Group have confirmed that a California-based biodiesel production company has approached them about building a $20 million plant in Champaign County.
RURAL FITHIAN – Danville resident Josh Wroblewski fell in love with scuba diving on a trip to a Caribbean island. When he returned home, he knew he wanted to get certified.
To do that, he thought he would have to go to a scuba store in Champaign – the only place in East Central Illinois he knew of that offered a course. Then he saw a small sign in a field along Interstate 74 near Oakwood.
SPRINGFIELD – East Central Illinois was very good to Gov. Rod Blagojevich this summer.
In campaign finance disclosure documents released Thursday evening, the Friends of Blagojevich campaign committee reported $215,330 in contributions in the first six months of this year, $50,000 of which came from Champaign-area contributors during June.
DANVILLE – The last few months, Danville resident Julie Gilpatrick would drive through downtown, where workers were building the new Temple Plaza.
She could see them laying a brick wall and pouring a concrete floor, but she could not see what she was most curious about – a much-talked about centerpiece that was being kept hidden behind a plywood screen.
CHAMPAIGN – Champaign-Urbana posted a No. 10 ranking for quality of life in a new survey of U.S. cities by Expansion Management Magazine.
The survey ranked 329 metropolitan statistical areas in six categories: level of education spending and attainment; health care cost and availability; quality of life; logistics and transportation infrastructure; labor market quality and quantity, including accessibility to higher education; and business climate, including taxation and regulatory matters.