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Urbana council OKs new liquor license for grocery store looking to add gambling terminals

URBANA — City council members reignited a debate on video gambling Monday as they considered upgrading a liquor license for a local grocery store that is looking to add video-gambling machines to bolster its narrow profit margins.

For the retirees, March 17-24, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Religion calendar, March 15-22, 2019

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My Amish Home | A week of upset schedules — and stomachs

"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves..." 2 Timothy 2:22-25

For the retirees, March 10-17, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Getting Personal: Ben Manns

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 37-year-old Ben Manns, co-owner of Bunny's Tavern in Urbana, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Manns grew up in Urbana, where he had a favorite educator during his time at Yankee Ridge Elementary.

Where are you from?

I was born at Carle Foundation Hospital and grew up in Champaign-Urbana.

Plant-based Impossible Burger sprouting up in multiple C-U restaurants

Since it was introduced in 2016, the Impossible Burger has made waves.

At least four local restaurants serve the plant-based hamburger, including both Black Dog restaurants, Dancing Dog Eatery in Urbana and D.P. Dough in Champaign.

At Black Dog, co-owner Mike Cochran said it still makes up a small percentage of sales because "we sell a lot of meat."

Just Askin' | Moving Destihl's tanks

Q: How is Destihl going to move its large brewing tanks to its new location in southwest Champaign?

A: A truck should do the trick, brewmaster Matt Potts said.

"We will most likely just load them up and move them to the new location next year," he said.

Religion calendar, March 8-15, 2019

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County board panel endorses Flatville couple's plan to turn barn into events center

URBANA — A rural-Flatville couple wants to convert a former dairy barn into an events center to host weddings and receptions.

On Thursday, the Champaign County Environment and Land Use Committee voted 7-0 to move that plan forward, recommending rezoning the property from AG-1 Agriculture to AG-2 Agriculture.

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