Flex-N-Gate to double size of Danville plant, add 100 workers

DANVILLE — Auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate plans to double the size of its plastics plant in Danville, adding at least 100 employees.

The company owned by billionaire Shahid Khan will receive $1.2 million in state tax incentives to keep the roughly $20 million project in Illinois.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018


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Bergner's store at Market Place Mall to close Wednesday

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CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday is the last day to shop at the Champaign Bergner's, one of the anchor stores at Market Place Mall.

Not everyone happy with designs for Champaign's downtown plaza

CHAMPAIGN — A multimillion-dollar downtown revitalization project 12 years in the making is about to move one step closer to reality — and not everyone's thrilled about it.

Just Askin' | Privacy fences

Are adult stores required to put up fences?

The Lovers Playground locations in Champaign and Urbana both have fences surrounding their parking lots, but they're not required to.

"I don't know why they do that," said Fred Stavins, the Champaign city attorney. "We don't have adult regulations that would compel that."

For Campus Florist owner, the bloom is finally off the rose

CHAMPAIGN — In the years since it opened, Campus Florist has survived two fires, student protesters smashing its windows and a burglary in 1997 that left owner Anne P. Johnston in a coma for a week.

A mainstay at 609 E. Green St., C, it has outlasted countless Campustown stores that have either moved or closed.

But after 77 years, Johnston said, "I think it's time."

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018


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After 77-year run, Campus Florist to close

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CHAMPAIGN — A Campustown mainstay plans to close at the end of October.

“We don’t have a set date yet,” said Anne P. Johnston, whose Campus Florist has been at 609 E. Green St. for 77 years.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018


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Shoe Sensation re-opens in larger space at Danville's Village Mall

DANVILLE — Shoe Sensation has re-opened at a new, bigger location in the Village Mall.

The shoe store, which had been in a smaller space in the mall at 2917 N. Vermilion St. for years, held a grand-re-opening ceremony Friday with officials from Vermilion Advantage at its new location in the Slumberland wing.