Catlin leaving federal school lunch program

CATLIN — The Catlin school district will provide its own meal program in the upcoming school year, and is currently taking orders for items that students and their parents would like to see on lunch trays.

Leia Kedem: Pull of junk food might not be 'all in your head'

How does fried eggs and bacon between a split glazed doughnut sound?

Dunkin' Donuts' latest addition to the breakfast menu might seem a bit crazy, but this concoction is anything but random. The Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich joins the ranks of Krispy Kreme cheeseburgers and bacon sundaes as yet another novelty food item designed to appeal to the American palate.

Meal events to highlight locally grown seasonal food

A series of farm-to-table events in Champaign-Urbana will launch this week.

Local Flavors is a program of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Central Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, an organization that connects farmers with local restaurants.

It's Your Business: New name, owners for bar and grill

Beginning this week, JonEB's Bar & Grill at Champaign's Country Fair Shopping Center will be known as Goldy's Bar & Grill.

Mark Logue, a co-owner of JonEB's, bought out former partner Jon Bristow and is tweaking the formula, making changes to the menu, the hours and the entertainment options.

Healthy grilling is topic for Danville event

DANVILLE — Can what we eat off of the grill pose potential health problems?

People can have their questions answered at an event called "Healthy Grilling" at the Village Mall County Market, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fast & Easy Health Food Kiosk located in the front of the store.

Business roundup: Plan for McDonald's in Savoy advances

SAVOY — A McDonald's restaurant is still in the works for Savoy, but its location has been adjusted slightly.

The restaurant — part of the Marketplace at Savoy development southwest of the intersection of U.S. 45 and Curtis Road — is now expected to be built on the former Reliable Plumbing and Heating site, west of CVS Pharmacy.

Common Ground seeking Champaign location to expand

CHAMPAIGN — Common Ground Food Co-Op wants to build a second store — this time in Champaign — and is looking for a location, General Manager Jacqueline Hannah said in a release.

The food co-op, which recently expanded its location at Urbana's Lincoln Square Village, wants the second store to be similar in size to the 11,000-square-foot Urbana store.

Meg Makes: Recipe for Chorizo-stuffed Jalapenos

If you like spicy food, you will love this recipe for Chorizo-stuffed Jalapenos, which is made on the grill. Rob heard the general ingredients mentioned on the radio recently and set out to recreate it.

This is a fairly obvious warning, but these are really hot. I had half of one and then went running. That was a mistake.

Enjoying more fresh greens


Summer Food Service calendar now online

CHAMPAIGN — Students who eat meals for free or at a reduced price during the school year are also eligible to receive meals from the Champaign school district during the summer.

The Summer Food Service Program provides free nutritious snacks and meals to children ages 18 and younger.

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