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 job fair will run from 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the store at 1901 N. Market St., C.
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.'
If the 60-plus-acre artificial-turf complex is approved, 'you're creating a Midwest destination location for some very large markets to travel toward a sporting venue like we're proposing,' Village Administrator Scott Eisenhauer told the board.
That effort will focus on leveraging the assets of the UI Research Park; looking at how to support new startups so they stay in the community; developing a 'transformative' medical technology sector, building on the new Carle Illinois School of Medicine and cancer center; and leveraging the UI’s data analytics expertise, Robert Jones said.
CHAMPAIGN — Companies owned by minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities can learn about business opportunities at the University of Illinois at an event this week.
Heading up Central Illinois Business Magazine’s 12th class: Woman of the Year Giselle Rodriguez, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, and Salvo Rodriquez, director of new business and partnership for United Way of Champaign County.
Those workers will also start paying 14 percent of the cost of the single-plan premium for their health insurance, while the county will contribute $70 per month toward the cost of dependent coverage.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker just signed a bill into law, effective Jan. 1, 2020, that tries to outlaw mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts.
The UI Research Park board is expected to vote Monday on allowing its chairman to sign a new ground lease with Fox/Atkins Development, which manages the conference center.
The program, set to launch this fall, gives civil-service workers and academic professionals who have been on the job for at least six months up to eight paid hours each academic year to attend a scholarly talk, tour a new building or visit a lab and learn about cutting-edge research.
Lots of groundbreaking in this week’s Mailbag on everything from mastodon remains found during a construction project 50 years ago to road work to a university construction project to updated natural gas lines in Champaign to a new business.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security’s unemployment-claim system is back online Thursday after a more than two-day outage rendered the system unable to distribute unemployment checks or accept claims and certifications online.
A statement from Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesman Sam Salustro said checks cannot be released until the system is running again, which the department anticipates to be 'by the end of the week.'
Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and Vicki Haugen, president and CEO of Vermilion Advantage, recommend two adjoining parcels — one 40 acres, the other 32 — in the Southgate Industrial Park area south of the Lynch Road exit on Interstate 74, and a steering committee endorsed the idea.
Negotiations that have been underway since November stalled last month, and the strike-authorization vote is set for Saturday, sid Ricky Baldwin, chief negotiator for Service Employees International Union Local 73's UIUC Chapter 119.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor.