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McDonald's to stop reporting monthly sales figures

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will stop reporting its monthly sales results as the company works to fix its struggling business.

It's Your Business: ROK's food truck is putting a new spin on tacos

There's a new food truck rolling around the streets of Champaign, and it features items you may never have had before — at least in this form.

ROK's Korean BBQ Tacos started making the rounds last week.

Organization offers good reasons to visit Campustown this summer

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership has a message for you: Don't be afraid to visit Campustown. Particularly in the summer.

To attract more people, the organization has planned a "new, improved and pumped up" 13 Thursdays, a series of entertainment, activities and shopping promotions in Campustown that will run from Thursday through Aug. 20.

Today's Special: Tea, smoothies, shakes on Campustown menu

CHAMPAIGN — One of the newest places to get liquid refreshment in Campustown is Milk Tea House, located inside the Skylight Court building at 410 E. Green St., C.

Black Dog in Champaign open for business

The first carryout order — a brisket sandwich with Texas sauce, cole slaw and fries  — has crossed the counter at Black Dog in Champaign.

The popular C-U barbecue joint opened its second location at 11 a.m. today — just in time for graduation weekend at the University of Illinois.

Proud papa: Campus icon on the move

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CHAMPAIGN — Papa Del is getting ready to build a factory — a pizza factory — in the old Coca-Cola Bottling Co. building on South Neil Street.

It's Your Business: Libman hits the hardwood for Atlanta Hawks

If you happen to be a fan of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks — and have eyes like a hawk — you might catch a glimpse of an East Central Illinois company's signs on their court.

For the next three years — beginning with recent games in the NBA playoffs — the Arcola-based Libman Co. is the "official hardwood floor care provider of the Atlanta Hawks."

It's Your Business: Pizzeria Antica to open this month

The sign is up, the ovens are curing and Pizzeria Antica Champaign is apparently a few weeks away from opening.

"We plan to be open by the end of May if not sooner," said owner Ramin Karimpour.

The new pizzeria is located just north of the Champaign City Building at 10 Chester St., in the building that formerly housed Stipes Printing and more recently Ratio Architects.

#SundaySneak: Look who's 30

A sneak preview of one of our Sunday business stories:

The Apple Dumplin' in Urbana will mark 30 years in business in July, according to Kathie Flaningam, who with her husband, Jim, has owned the restaurant since 2009.

Before they took over, it was owned by Bob and Rita Wingler, who operated it the first 24 years.

Today's Special: New St. Joe shop to offer coffee, tea, treats

ST. JOSEPH — Need an eye-opener in the morning or a midday pick-me-up?

There's a new place to get that cup of java in St. Joseph, as well as tea, pastries and other snacks. The Coffee and Tea Haus opened April 2 at 2281/2 E. Lincoln St., in the spot formerly occupied by MeMe's Treat Boutique.