Kraft Heinz installing new pasta dryer at Champaign plant

CHAMPAIGN — With the help of a giant crane, workers are installing a new pasta dryer at the Kraft Heinz plant in Champaign.

"We're investing in the facility by installing a new pasta dryer for Kraft Mac & Cheese," spokeswoman Lynne Galia said.

The project will take about six months to complete.

Fisher grocery store up for sale after 90 years of family ownership


FISHER — The village's downtown grocery store isn't going anywhere, but one big change is on the way.

After almost 90 years as a family-owned business at the corner of Third and Front streets in Fisher, Ingold's Grocery has been put up for sale. With it will go three generations of continuous ownership under the Ingold family.

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Danville district's new food-service director 'brings a wealth of experience'

DANVILLE — The Danville School District's new food service director won't have a big learning curve.

Board members on Wednesday unanimously approved hiring Sue Barnes — the interim director and prior to that, a longtime food-service secretary — for the job.

Barnes will earn an annual salary of $68,000.

Meg Makes: Turning a treat into a portable breakfast

Breakfast comes with many options, but I can't think of many I like more than monkey bread. It's generally yeast dough cut into bite-sized pieces, then dipped in a cinnamon-sugar mix and baked in a Bundt pan. The sugar caramelizes in the oven, transforming it into a sweet, crunchy pull-apart treat.

My Amish Home: Enjoying nature's early-morning snow show

"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in the heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Champaign seeking public input on food-truck regulations

Restaurant questions? Ask 'em here

CHAMPAIGN — The way Dave Saam sees it, mobile food trucks such as his do more than provide additional dining options.

They boost economic development in areas where they set up shop.

Today's Special: Vinny's moving its New York-style pizza to Campustown

CHAMPAIGN — After more than eight years serving big, round, cheesy New York-style pizzas at 401 W. Kirby Ave. in Champaign, Vinny's East Coast Pizzeria will soon be moving.

Owner Mohamed Dardir said that the restaurant he founded in 2009, Vinny's, will serve its final pizza on Kirby Avenue on Feb. 28 before reopening March 15 at 50 E. Green St.

Just Askin': Pink Pig opening day

When is Ogden's Pink Pig opening?

The former Pink House is set to reopen Presidents Day as the Pink Pig.

"We're opening Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.," co-owner Traci Lipps said.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Feb. 11, 2018

The Insect Fear Film Festival isn't until later this month, Roger Ebert's Film Festival doesn't arrive until April and even the next showing in The News-Gazette Film Series isn't until next month. What's a cinephile to do?

Check out the 'Science on Screen' film series at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through March 12 at the Art Theater, that's what.