CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district will be showcasing available job opportunities Thursday at its Family Job Fair.
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.
With the recent addition of a martial arts studio, Lincoln Square Mall’s ground floor is filling up again.
CHAMPAIGN — FedEx is adding solar panels to the roof of its Champaign hub.
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.
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.
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.
A new study suggests they also rival the performance of state colleges and universities in terms of training hours, graduation rates, diversity and lifetime earnings for graduates.
The increase is only about a third of the level reported at this time last year, when they planned to boost college hiring by almost 17 percent, according to the organization’s annual Job Outlook survey.
Planning to indulge in a little soon-to-be-legal weed during your free time? It may behoove those who are employed to check out their employers’ policies on that.
If you’ve wondered whether marijuana could help what ails you, but you don’t want the intoxicating effect that comes with it, the operators of The CBD Store in Champaign say they can help with that.
If the holidays — and life in general — are leaving you feeling frazzled, you might want to check out the new Soul Care Urban Retreat Center in Urbana.
The Urbana El Progreso grocery store will be moving to its new location next spring, possibly in May, depending on how quickly the construction goes, said Marly Corado, one of the owners.
The kids’ toys are long gone, but Crunch Fitness — now open 24/7 in the former Toys R Us store building at 40 E. Anthony Drive, C — aims to make serious exercise fun.
Visit Champaign County is organizing the bid, which is due Jan. 10. Peoria is also planning to bid for the event it’s hosted since 1996.
The 32,500-square-feet expansion, called the Illinois Conference Center, is scheduled to open in September 2020. It will feature a 12,500-square-foot exhibit hall and will be connected to the southeast corner of the existing 38,000-square-foot conference center.
Farm bankruptcies, the food and beverage tax increase in C-U, an infrequently used runway at Willard Airport, a problematic sign at Memorial Stadium, the new track at Champaign’s McKinley Field, farmland at Philo and Windsor in Urbana, and locally made toffee.
CHAMPAIGN — The unemployment rate continued to drop in Champaign-Urbana and Danville in October compared with a year ago, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
A mysterious billboard, an irregular railroad crossing, marijuana use in parks, how a Willard Airport runway will be open for a fun run next May, whether the Illini Foresters will sell Christmas trees this year, the comparative costs of Central High School construction plans, and much more.
State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, announced the $1.5 million grant to establish the new Support for Workforce Training program, championed by her and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.
Aldermen also unanimously approved an agreement with Haven Gaming LLC to build a proposed casino resort, as well as the necessary zoning regulations for the 42-acre site along Interstate 74, east of Danville, on the Indiana border.
If the council approves the agreement with Haven Gaming LLC and a new zoning ordinance for the 42-acre site next to Interstate 74 on the city's southeastern edge, the next step will be for Haven to get its casino-license application to the Illinois Gaming Board by the Oct. 28 deadline.
The potential class-action lawsuit against Thyssenkrupp Crankshaft filed on behalf of Brenda Wickens alleges the company violated privacy laws by failing to inform her of the purpose for using her fingerprint, the length of time it would be stored or how it would be destroyed and failing to get her written consent to use it.
Beginning Wednesday, six of them will host sessions at the Champaign Public Library designed to give those interested an idea of what the job requires and what options they may have, assess them for success in a court-reporting program and let them get their hands on a steno machine.
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.'