It'll Do lands in Mahomet

MAHOMET — A local bar-and-grill chain has opened another tavern, this time in Mahomet.

It'll Do has begun serving food and beverages in the former Uncle Buck's building at 215 S. Lake of the Woods Road.

Billed as a "hometown bar with big fun attitudes," It'll Do has its roots in downtown Arcola, where owner Marvin Meadows launched the first bar.

Updated: Some Champaign jobs to be lost in Kraft move of cheese production

CHAMPAIGN — The newly merged Kraft Heinz will eliminate an undisclosed number of jobs at its Champaign plant as it moves cheese production to other facilities.

Harvest almost complete

The USDA's weekly Illinois Crop Report indicated area farmers are closing in on the finish line:

96 percent

Amount of corn and soybean harvested. That's a marked improvement from a year ago this week when corn harvest checked in at 74 percent.


County Market sale will end decades-long family business

DANVILLE — A long-time family-owned grocery business will come to an end when the sale of Covington Foods' six County Markets, including stores in Danville and Tilton, is finalized in January.

Niemann Foods buying County Market stores in Danville, Tilton

DANVILLE — Niemann Foods will acquire six County Market groceries owned by Covington Foods, including two in Danville, one in Tilton and three in Covington, Attica and Crawfordsville Indiana, the two chains announced Tuesday.

The sale is expected to close on or before Jan. 7, 2016.

Sports bar up and running in Monticello

MONTICELLO — A new sports bar has opened in the location of the former Lucky Goat and owner Michelle Murphy couldn't be more excited about her first solo business adventure.

Building permits, Nov. 1, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


TAG Residential LLC, new single-family home at 416 Corey Lane, $17,335.

John Roska: Sometimes, there's no way to make lemonade out of a lemon

Q: I bought a used car that immediately broke down. My mechanic says the problems definitely existed before I bought it, but the car dealer says they don't have to do anything, because the car was sold "as is." I want the dealer to either fix it or refund my money. What can I do?

Leader in the field

FAIRMOUNT — Lynn Rohrscheib has emerged as a leader in the world of farming — a field traditionally dominated by men.

Rohrscheib, 32, operates a large family farm with 18 full-time employees in rural Fairmount along with her parents, Vernon and Mary Rohrscheib. This year, the farm produced 65 bushels of soybeans per acre, which she said is better than average for their operation.

Wired In: J. Gary Eden

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week: J. GARY EDEN, who holds the Gilmore Family Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois and co-founded EP Purification, which makes compact, environmentally sound systems for the purification of water and air.

The team