Recruiter: Firms interested in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Seven companies have expressed interest in locating in Rantoul, a national retail recruiter told village leaders.

Tom's Mailbag July 31, 2015

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#SundaySneak: Doughnut truck today, store tomorrow?

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The Pandamonium Doughnuts truck is hard to miss. 

Closed Urbana gym drawing interest

There’s interest in reopening Truly Fit gym, 1305 E. Colorado Ave., U.

Schroeder’s to reopen Sept. 5

DANVILLE — People won’t have to wait much longer to sink their teeth into a 99-cent double cheeseburger from Schroeder's Drive-In.

Urbana gym shuts down

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URBANA — Signs on the door say the Truly Fit fitness center has closed.

Thanks for coming

Who needs the IHSA basketball finals and Farm Aid 30? Apparently not Champaign County, which in 2014 saw across-the-board tourism gains. A few numbers of note, fresh off Wednesday's visit by state tourism officials to Curtis Orchard:

The Health Reporter Is In: July 29, 2015

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Savoy in discussions with final owners for 'town center' development

SAVOY — The economic development commission reviewed progress on what is tentatively being called the "town center" project.

Carriage Center businesses taking shape

Rain has slowed construction, but the much-anticipated Carriage Center project along South Neil Street in Champaign is taking shape.