CHAMPAIGN — Some area farmers took time out from their own harvesting Saturday to reap grain for the United Way of Champaign County.
Staff writer Paul Wood talks with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor who collaborated with MIT Professor Sangbae Kim to develop Little HERMES, a bipedal robot designed to go places that humans dare not.
Why hasn’t St. Joseph added a stoplight at U.S. 150 and Main Street?
Subdivisions in northwest and southwest Champaign, southeast Urbana, and southeast of Savoy are seeing large increases in permits to fill in empty lots.
This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign's Papa Del's, a pizza lover's paradise that is enjoying its new radio connection.
After the deadlocked committee cast a pair of 3-3 votes Thursday night, the future of recreational-marijuana-related businesses in unincorporated areas is now in the hands of the full county board.
It recommended by a 3-2 vote that the city council should issue the permit to Phoenix Farms of Illinois for the former Border Cafe at 369 Lynch Road. The council is expected to vote on it Nov. 19.
That's just for the mansion and 15 acres, rather than the 200-acre lot, but still, 'We think the price it's at is pretty much a steal,' said Shawn Tabeling, managing partner at Tabeling Development Co.
Despite keeping the rate the same, staff predict the city will see a $723,831 increase over last year's levy, representing a 9.7 percent increase over the actual 2018 equalized assessed value of all homes.
'Never in my wildest dreams did I think something like this would pop up,' said Executive Director Rob Gifford, who added that until the announcement, plans to expand the club that is 'busting at the seams with older kids' — by building up or out — seemed far-fetched.
'It is my goal to obtain possession of the theater and all of its assets as soon as possible, in order to secure a future for the space,' said David Kraft, owner of the structure at 126 W. Church St., which has also housed apartments.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the founder of Mechanodontics (now Brius), a UI Cozad 2019 Grand Prize Winner that 'straightens teeth without the use of braces and aligners,' according to a profile in The New York Times.
The work, which will add a spa and eight guest suites, comes after a $5 million renovation to the clubhouse five years ago and $2 million in general capital improvements over the last two years.
When Todd Horton heard Rantoul would be hosting the competition today and Sunday at the airport, he decided to bring back his glory days — with some coaxing from his family.
Each year, local farmers harvest the field between Olympian and Interstate drives for United Way, which distributes the proceeds to local nonprofits working in hunger or nutrition.
This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign-based Herriott's, a key player in today's tailgating scene at the University of Illinois.
Bestway Charter Transportation is selling tickets for its weekend runs for $20, giving Peoria Charter more competition after Suburban Express shut down earlier this year.
Phoenix Farms Illinois LLC has requested a special-use permit from the city to operate a dispensary at 369 Lynch Drive, a vacant building that once housed a Big Boy restaurant and the Border Cafe.
The restaurant, which has been one of the most popular stands inside Urbana's Broadway Food Hall, opened its new location Oct. 21 at 3401 Fields South Drive, Suite 121.
'It would be nice if it was one of our regulars,' said Christie Norton, assistant customer service manager at the County Market at 1628 Georgetown Road, which gets a $10,000 bonus for selling the $1 million ticket.
On Wednesday, a two-man crew with a crane truck was hoisting a new sign from the ground to front of the store at 1625 South Georgetown Road, Tilton.
NEWMAN — Fifteen local businesses have been awarded work so far in connection with the construction of the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm in rural Douglas County.