Grand opening for Field & Stream/Dick's Sporting Goods on Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign's two newest sports-related retail stores are holding their grand opening starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Dick's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream have opened side-by-side stores covering about 100,000 square feet on the site of the former Sears store at Market Place Shopping Center, according to community marketing manager Scott Casey.

MLB: Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant jersey is top seller

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hasn't played a single game in the postseason but already he's a winner.

Lawsuit's effect: Fans left with only generic jersey numbers

Even if Geronimo Allison pulls in 100 catches for 2,000 yards, don't expect to see the stands filled with No. 8 jerseys this season.

Country Fair: No concrete plans

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CHAMPAIGN — Lance Cooper and his family love their new, larger True Value Hardware store at Country Fair Shopping Center and the high traffic going by.

Rantoul residents voice preferences for retailers

RANTOUL — Cracker Barrel and Steak 'n Shake would be nice. So would Target and Aldi.

Those were some of the establishments that survey respondents said they would like to see open in Rantoul.

Exit plan

CHAMPAIGN — More than a year before the first car turned a wheel on the brand new I-57 interchange at Curtis Road, a city consultant hailed the more than 600 acres of farmland surrounding it as a rare economic development opportunity.

Savoy in discussions with final owners for 'town center' development

SAVOY — The economic development commission reviewed progress on what is tentatively being called the "town center" project.

It's Your Business: Spa opens at Pines

A new day spa has opened in southeast Urbana.

Owner Carmen Kirby said her new business, Breathe In Spa, opened July 16 at 2680 Philo Road, Suite G, in the Pines Shopping Center.

The day spa employs 10 staff members.

"I'm thrilled to bring many wellness and beauty professionals under one roof," Kirby said.

10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co.

10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co.

1. Its age: Jos. Kuhn & Co. is marking 150 years in business this year, one of only a few family-owned men's clothing stores still in business.

#SundaySneak: History of a downtown fixture

In Sunday's News-Gazette, you'll find 10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co., plus a company chronology:

Here's number 2:

Its evolution: Today's store is different from what it was when downtown department stores were in their heyday.