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RANTOUL - Completion of a new $25 million pork plant could be delayed for as long as four weeks because no one submitted bids to construct a pretreatment building.
CHAMPAIGN - One of the city's largest employers is in line for city and state grants, plus its landlord's assistance, to help it resolve electrical service interruptions by Illinois Power.
Silver Mine Subs, a sandwich-shop chain based in Colorado and launched by three former University of Illinois students, has two new locations in Champaign under development.
RANTOUL - A Rantoul-based award-winning program that brings together foster children and senior citizens has received a grant to expand into other communities.
Cadets from 12 Challenge Academies from across the country will converge on Rantoul this summer to take part in an Olympics-style competition.
CHAMPAIGN - Area community colleges are contacting federal lawmakers to let them know how much the colleges would be hurt by the elimination or redirection of a popular source of money for vocational education.
CHAMPAIGN - The United States was in the midst of the Cold War with the former Soviet Union when a nuclear engineer at the University of Illinois sought to increase understanding of national security issues.
CHAMPAIGN - Larry Frase and his seven colleagues came to Champaign last week on a mission that's easy to describe but incredibly complex to execute.
CHAMPAIGN - Bill Morrow says he isn't about to change, so the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign will change for him.
On Feb. 6, a 14-year-old male student was arrested by Urbana police and taken to the Champaign County Youth Detention Center for having a knife concealed in his jacket as he entered school at the Cunningham Children's Home.