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Restaurants

Suit: Starbucks overfills its cold drinks with ice

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

UPDATE: Illini all-star team of investors buys Jarling's Custard Cup

CHAMPAIGN — Breathe easy, Snickerette Snowstorm fans: The usual assortment of cold custard treats will be served this spring and summer at 309 West Kirby Ave., after all.

It's Your Business: It'll Do now does Tolono

Another It'll Do Bar and Grill opened this weekend — this time in Tolono.

It'll Do Tolono has begun serving food and drinks in the former Last Chance Saloon at 102 N. Long St., in front of the FS.

It'll Do bills itself as a "hometown bar with big fun attitudes."

McDonald's working on McNuggets without preservatives

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is testing Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives as it works to revive its U.S. business.

The world's biggest hamburger chain says it began testing the new recipe in about 140 stores in Oregon and Washington in March.

It's Your Business: Taco John to anchor strip mall

Taco John's is on its way to Champaign.

Chris Saunders of Green Street Realty confirmed that Taco John's has signed on to become the anchor tenant for a new Champaign strip mall he is developing at 910 Meijer Drive near the Carmike 13 cineplex.

"We bought an outlot with 1.6 acres of land in order to build a retail development," Saunders said.

McDonald's U.S. sales rise for third straight quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales rose 5.4 percent at established U.S. locations in the first quarter, marking the third straight increase as the chain fights to stage a comeback.

What's in a name? Possum Trot

OAKWOOD — It never fails. Every so often, someone will enter the Possum Trot Supper Club, tucked away on Batestown Road just off U.S. 150, and ask owner Greg Wright if there's possum on the menu.

"We get stuff like that all the time," said Wright, who's owned the Vermilion County restaurant since 2002 with his wife Nina.

EU keeps sanctions threat on Thai seafood

RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Area update: Tolono's president vetoes truck routes

TOLONO — Village President Jeff Holt used his veto power for the first time, striking down an ordinance designating routes for through trucks, which he deemed too risky to residents' safety.

The routes included Woodworth Drive from U.S. 45 to the village limits, Austin Street to Woodworth, and on Benham Street east to Daggy Street and then north on Bourne Street.

Rantoul to discuss steps to allow microbreweries

RANTOUL — There are no microbreweries in Rantoul — yet, anyway. And there's no indication that anyone wants to start one soon.

But village officials believe provisions should be in place, and that will be the theme of tonight's Liquor Advisory Board meeting.