In addition to hotels in Champaign-Urbana being without rooms, the Holiday Inn in Tuscola is full on Saturday, and the Best Western in Arcola is at two-thirds capacity.
Though several in attendance spoke out against allowing the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits, aldermen voted 9-3 to allow it and to impose a 3 percent tax on sales.
They spent nearly an hour discussing the implications and possible regulations that could come after it becomes legal Jan. 1, including questions about social consumption, zoning and jobs.
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A recent state report shows that while video-gambling revenue continues to increase at a brisk pace, other options are struggling.
The recommendation came in response to a feasibility study released in August that said such a casino would not be feasible given the 'onerous tax and fee structure' that lawmakers imposed.
Illinois Gaming Board administrator Marcus D. Fruchter said there's no timetable for when the rules will be finalized and licenses will be issued.
Democratic Treasurer Laurel Prussing said a staffing shortage has been keeping her from supplying certain reports demanded by Republican Jim Goss, the board’s finance committee chairman, who said he hasn’t received bank-account reconciliation reports since February and state-required financial reports since March.
How does one keep the natives — aka Illinois taxpayers — from getting restless? Don’t tell them the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Jeri Lynn Collins, who owns the vacant, century-old building with her husband, Chris, said they have developed a new partnership with former Danville bankers Craig and Kim Campbell.
Tailgating season outside Memorial Stadium and the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon are two of the more visible times that two area companies' vital services come into play.
Tom Bruno said if the state raises the limit on the number of these facilities in 2021, he would welcome one in Champaign County as they 'typically employ well in excess of 100 employees, maybe 150 employees. The jobs often pay well above the minimum wage, maybe $15 an hour.' His only concern? 'It's a fragrant crop.'
This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Family-run Tumble Inn in Champaign, a favorite watering hole for both town and gown since opening in 1947.
Tim Brangle, a consultant who has extensive development experience in the gaming industry, told commissioners they will need to consider building heights, parking requirements, signs, setbacks, floor-area ratios and more.
The second opportunity will be during a village board study session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert C. McCleary Municipal Center, 611 N. Dunlap Ave.
'Both of them are strong, just in different ways,' Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said during Tuesday night's Danville City Council meeting, adding that the review committee is still working through its process that will end with a recommendation to aldermen.
DECATUR — When the Trump administration granted ethanol waivers last month to 31 small oil refineries, many farmers were upset.
That’s one of the conclusions from the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report released Thursday. It’s the first such report released since the end of the state’s two-year budget impasse during former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration.
As Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. gathers estimates for demolition, there’s still no indication that any work will be done to fix up the city’s tallest building, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Aldermen on the city council’s public service committee will discuss the issue at 6 p.m. today.
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.
So far, more than 8,600 people are seeking payments that will come out of a $100,000 fine, and because owner Dennis Toeppen paid it so quickly, the office's Nov. 15 deadline to distribute the money falls only 40 days after the deadline to submit a request.
But Rickey Williams Jr. and other officials leading the selection process have not shared any details about the interested developers.
The Build America Bonds were used for improvements to the Second Street reach of the Boneyard Creek and the John and Washington streets watershed.
Monday's 'listening session' was the first of three meetings on the issue. Aldermen will give their opinions Aug. 26, then take a vote Sept. 3.
Look for ways to add nudges into your life that encourage you to save. For instance, a picture that reminds you of your retirement plans posted where you will see it regularly can be this nudge.
The council issued a wish list to the agency that included having one of its members included on the organization’s board and a more fleshed-out plan of its future endeavors.