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Jimmy John's founder ready to head to Great White North

CHAMPAIGN — Since he started his sandwich-making enterprise in 1983 with a modest shop near the Eastern Illinois campus in Charleston, Jimmy John Liautaud has opened more than 2,800 restaurants in the United States. And within the next year or so, Jimmy John's is expected to open its first international franchise, setting up shop north of the border.

My Amish Home: New season means a time of changes

"The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

Meg Makes: A perfect topping for blueberry muffins

A good friend, Allison Winter of Mahomet, made and brought the most flavorful blueberry muffins to celebrate our new home a few weeks ago. The crumb topping made them irresistible.

If you're like me and want to cling to summer, making a last batch of blueberry muffins might help.

To Your Health: Pumpkins can add spice to dishes beyond desserts

By BETH PERALTA

You cannot ignore it — pumpkins are everywhere. From pies to coffee, and even bagels, it is hard to avoid.

However, pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that does not always have to mean desserts and sugar. Our Sweet Pumpkin Sandwiches, a cousin to the more familiar Sloppy Joe, shows that pumpkin can shine as part of the main course, too.

My Amish Home: Light work and an enlightening trip

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in 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 gre

My Amish Home: Light work and an enlightening trip

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in 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 gre

Meg Makes: Breakfast cookies a bright start to day

When I first started cooking, my mom gave me a favorite cookbook: "More With Less: A World Community Cookbook" by Doris Janzen Longacre.

Turns out, she got it from her lifelong friend, Denise Venner, who lives in Pierre, S.D.

Meg Makes: Breakfast cookies a bright start to day

When I first started cooking, my mom gave me a favorite cookbook: "More With Less: A World Community Cookbook" by Doris Janzen Longacre.

Turns out, she got it from her lifelong friend, Denise Venner, who lives in Pierre, S.D.

Autumn arrival: Pumpkins, farmers ready for cooler weather, willing pickers

CHAMPAIGN — Pumpkin sellers can't wait for fall weather to finally begin today.

With temps in the 90s the past few days, sales have been down.

"It was too hot," said Donna Negangard, of Negangard Pumpkin Patch in Sidney. "Wednesday, it starts to get cooler. I think it will pick up then, but who knows?"

Today's Special: Chinese native opens Kung Fu Korean BBQ near campus

CHAMPAIGN — A Shanghai native has opened a combination Chinese/Korean restaurant on the University of Illinois campus.

Helen Xu moved to the United States 20 years ago. Today, she is running Kung Fu Korean BBQ at 510 E. John St., C. The eatery, which employs seven, serves lunch and dinner.