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BOGO and beyond: How to get more for less

Recently, we discussed ways to use buy one, get one free coupons on BOGO sales to achieve maximum savings. Readers popped up with additional questions about these valuable coupons. Listen in and learn how to start saving more.

Dear Jill,

With a BOGO sale, can I use one coupon on each item I'm buying or just on the free one? — Danielle P.

Gill products headed to Olympics

CHAMPAIGN — When track and field events get under way at the London Olympics next month, count on seeing a lot of equipment from Gill Athletics.

Gill, a brand of Champaign-based Litania Sports Group, makes vaulting poles, javelins, discuses and other equipment for field competition.

Sales of many items starting to recover for Champaign firm hurt by recession

CHAMPAIGN — The recession proved to be a big hurdle for Litania Sports Group.

The Champaign-based company, which sells Gill track and field equipment as well as Porter Athletic and PowerMax products, took a big hit when construction of school sports facilities dwindled.

Champaign council backs auto dealer incentives

CHAMPAIGN — City council members on Tuesday night supported a financial incentive package of up to $6.2 million that would move an auto dealership north of Interstate 74 and open a "choice future development site" on South Neil Street.

Next Research Park phase could include apartments

CHAMPAIGN — First things first: There's no word on a Trader Joe's.

But a key entrance to the University of Illinois Research Park could soon feature apartments, restaurants and retail stores targeting professionals who work at the park.

This Is It owner's latest enterprise is Champaign shop focusing on mattresses

CHAMPAIGN — Over the last 25 years, Mike Namoff has made a name for himself as owner and pitchman for This Is It Furniture.

Now he's opening a new store — this time concentrating on mattresses.

The new shop: Mattress Boss Super Center Outlet, which opened June 1 in the former Goodwill location at 1102 N. Prospect Ave., C — just north of Judah Christian School.

Champaign to consider incentives for auto dealership move

CHAMPAIGN — The Ford City auto dealership in Champaign would move to north of Interstate 74, and the Carriage Center property on South Neil Street would be available for significant redevelopment under an agreement to be reviewed at a Champaign City Council study session on Tuesday.

Danville mayor says work on new Kohl's to start by month's end

DANVILLE — City officials expect construction activity by the end of the month on the long-awaited Kohl's project.

Gerard to help deliver petitions on state plastic-bag bill

CHAMPAIGN — Mayor Don Gerard will join 12-year-old Abby Goldberg on Tuesday in Chicago as she delivers a petition with more than 150,000 signatures urging Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a plastic-bag waste bill.

Officials will be watching Quinn with interest as a bill that would remove the city's authority to ban plastic bags awaits his signature.

Danville's downtown is seeing changes

DANVILLE — The owner of a new downtown business, North Street Sweet Repeats, hopes to fill a niche in the local furniture market with a consignment shop.

Cheri Cirasuolo has opened North Street Sweet Repeats at 23 W. North St. and offers used furniture in good condition, along with other home items that, according to Cirasuolo, fit everyone's budget.