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.

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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.

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.

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.

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000.

This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Allen’s Meats in Homer, a father-and-son operation that’s been in business since 1986.

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.

What does a Top 25 basketball ranking mean for Illinois? Well, to start, bigger crowds at the monthly Illini Rebounders luncheons.

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.