There are a lot of unhappy people in Mailbag Land this week (everyone except Jeff Blue and his mound of salt). Tom Kacich, himself, is irked that he had to chase down another answer to 'When Is Golden Corral Coming To Champaign?' question.
CHAMPAIGN — The League of Women Voters of Champaign County is inviting the public to attend a presentation next month to a learn more about a November referendum on amending the Illinois Constitution to enact a graduated state income tax.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district will be showcasing available job opportunities Thursday at its Family Job Fair.
Champaign police Lt. Nate Rath said the hold-up happened around 4:45 p.m. at First Mid Bank and Trust, 2911 Crossing Court.
All told, estimates Mayor Ray Cunningham, it should amount to a monthly savings of between $18 to $25 per household.
The Census Bureau has a goal of recruiting 1,928 people in Champaign County to fill its hiring pool for the $20.50-an-hour jobs, and as of Wednesday, it was just 43 percent of the way there, said Jeanine Beasley, media coordinator for the regional office in Chicago.
The barbecue restaurant is marking a quarter-century since its Jan. 16, 1995, opening on Cunningham Avenue in Urbana by offering half-price dinners this Saturday.
Tonight, city council members will vote on a $119,475 engineering contract with Clark Dietz to design the first phase of the Neil Street Plaza.
This will be the second Haymakers, joining the one that opened in 2015 next to Harvest Market in the Carriage Center on South Neil Street.
In Chapter 3 of our monthlong series, we asked those in the know to gaze into their crystal balls and tell us what big changes they wouldn’t be shocked to see in their field by the end of the decade of the 2020s.
In a sense, well-off states become more well off because of the kind of people they attract. That’s because movers aren’t just bringing themselves and their families, but their socio-economic status.
This week: The opening of Sushi Siam in Champaign; the winners of WeddingWire’s 2020 Couples’ Choice Awards; nominations being sought by DACC's Small Business Development Center; an Urbana psychologist's new online program; and the grand opening of the CBD Store.
Editor Jeff D’Alessio’s weekly chat with a local boss about leadership, management style and more. This week: The president of Midwest Engineering and Testing Inc., a major player with a big reach in concrete testing and engineering.
CISSNA PARK — A Cissna Park farmer is appealing a 364-day sentence he received earlier this month for allegedly violating the terms of the probation he received for lying to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Carle, Illini football uniforms, congestion on Green Street, Trader Joe’s, streetcars crossing the UI Quad, sidewalks (or lack of them), a vacant day care in Urbana, a vacant gas station along Monticello Road, a difficult MTD bus stop, the configuration of the newly rebuilt South Prospect Avenue and Biggby Coffee.
Last weekend’s “Jackets For Jackets” event hosted by Pour Bros. Taproom in Champaign resulted in more than 100 donated coats. On Thursday, the pub’s co-owner, Jason Fowler, delivered them to Garden Hills Academy in Champaign.
Sunnyside in Champaign closed Wednesday and today to both recreational and medical customers due to extremely low inventory, the company said, while NuMed Urbana, has had to temporarily stop selling to recreational-marijuana customers.