Some McDonald's workers vote to strike over sex harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment.Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment.

Just Askin' | Remodeling at KFC/A&W in Savoy

Q: What's going on with the KFC/A&W in Savoy?

A: The store at 1321 N. Dunlap Ave. is being remodeled.

"It is temporarily closed," said Lori Eberenz, a spokeswoman for KFC. "It's getting a roof repair and will reopen once that has been completed."

Top of the Morning, Sept. 9, 2018

Their television debut is 9 p.m. Tuesday on Big Ten Network. But that's crunch time for the hardworking staff at Legends, a popular joint among the Campustown crowd.

So general manager Tracey Herbert scheduled a watch party at the restaurant for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, when more of his employees can sit back and soak in a replay of "Campus Eats" with limited interruptions.

Surprise visit has patrons at Urbana's Caffe Paradiso in, well, paradise

URBANA — Dana Yun's most famous customer ordered black tea and, upon her recommendation, the homemade tiramisu — then realized he didn't have any cash.

"Somebody have my wallet?" former President Barack Obama asked his staff during his surprise visit Friday to Caffe Paradiso in Urbana.

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Just Askin' | High-tech upgrade for Champaign McDonald's

Q: What's happening at the McDonald's on Mattis Avenue?

A: It's being remodeled with digital kiosks, Bluetooth tables and digital drive-thru menu boards.

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Bar ready to tap into new life it poured into downtown Champaign building

CHAMPAIGN — As a business, the Pour Bros. taproom won't have much in common with the car dealership that started out in its building.

But when construction crews were digging trenches for new pipes into the Overland-Rickard Company building, they stumbled on a beer bottle from a local brewing company that no longer exists.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 26, 2018

Of all the reasons to be excited about the soon-to-open Pour Bros. Craft Taproom in downtown Champaign, this one caught our eye: A high-tech tap wall, the first of its kind in these parts.

Basically, you pay for what you pour yourself — 1 ounce at a time — while sampling up to 24 different brands of beer and four types of wine.

Refurbished bar will reopen without that Kam's smell

CHAMPAIGN — When the so-called home of the drinking Illini reopens, it will be missing one of its most famous features.

That Kam's smell.

"It doesn't stink" after a full regrouting, new owner Scott Cochrane said Thursday. "The stuff that was sitting in the grout lines was a big part of the stink."