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.
All told, estimates Mayor Ray Cunningham, it should amount to a monthly savings of between $18 to $25 per household.
With the recent addition of a martial arts studio, Lincoln Square Mall’s ground floor is filling up again.
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.
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.
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.
Attendees learned at Tuesday's event that the state of Illinois has earmarked half a million dollars in capital appropriations for the new $20 million artificial-turf facility that will be built in west Rantoul.
While sales have slowed a bit since Day 1 — and some dispensaries have shut down for a day here and there to restock their supplies and recharge their employees — it’s remained a bustling business for the state, according to 12-day sales figures released Monday
Cronus spokesman Peter Gray declined to offer a new timeline for the project, in part because it depends on a new round of air pollution permitting by the Illinois EPA.
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. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.
Ahead of Anthony Zilis’ Sunday story about what comes next for Champaign’s bid for the IHSA boys’ basketball state tournament, hear from Craig Anderson, the agency's executive director.
The environment and land use committee voted Thursday to pass along two different zoning-amendment options to the zoning board of appeals for a public hearing, without recommending either of them.
William C. Jackson, who holds two UI degrees in mechanical engineering and is the former administrator of a division of Johnson Controls, which makes building-safety products, began working Monday. UI Trustees will formally vote on his $414,000-a-year appointment Jan. 16.
URBANA — While a long line remained outside a Champaign dispensary a week after legalized weed sales began, county officials planned to make another attempt at regulating marijuana businesses that might want to set up shop in unincorporated areas.
Going forward, spokesman Jason Erkes said: 'We are evaluating several options for future parking needs, including a pedestrian crosswalk across (U.S.) 45, offsite parking with a shuttle service to our dispensary, as well as encouraging customers to use a ride-share service.'
'We are committed to the success of the master plan community of Stone Creek, but unfortunately, due the negative financial impacts of the golf business, we are no longer able sustain the golf course as a viable business for this area,' said Spencer Atkins, director of development for The Atkins Group.
On Friday, crews pulled down the old marquee above the doors at 51 Main St., C, including the faded sign for the Illini Theater, an adult movie house that operated in the building for 35 years before it was turned into a bar/nightclub.
Last month, the index was at 105.6, up from 105.4 in November and 105.5 a year ago. Readings above 100 indicate growth; those below 100 indicate contraction.
At least 1,000 people were served at the two dispensaries in the area on the first day of sales, and customers continued to arrive by the hundreds on Day 2.