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.

When he’s not at the bar known for its famous fried fish Fridays and catchy motto (“Food, Drink, Sports and ROCK!”), Grassman can usually be found onstage playing the guitar, drums, harmonica, mandolin, keyboards or kazoo with any of the three bands he’s a member of.

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Leslie Glickman, owner of 44-year the Monticello mainstay Brown Bag Deli Restaurant, took time out from serving stuffed avocado and pie by the slice to answer a few questions from Jeff D’Alessio in the 40th installment of our spotlight on local leaders of organizations big and small.

On what was supposed to be college football's opening weekend, Memorial Stadium sits empty. The Big Ten's decision to wait until spring not only affects players, coaches and fans, but also community members with emotional and financial ties to the sport. Here are their stories.

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.

"I told myself that I can survive this lockdown by reminding myself that my parents stayed in a bomb shelter in Beirut for weeks on end during the Lebanese civil war. There are many people all over the world in unfortunate situations, and mine was merely an inconvenience.”

Mahomet's village administrator — a Southern Illinois-Carbondale and Horizon Hobby alum — took time out to answer a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 37th installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting leaders of organizations big and small.

The hardest thing about being a leader? 'Learning how to lead by example, not by overwhelming everyone with rules and policies,' says Danville dropout-turned-C-U success story Tim Donaldson, aka "The Blind Man," who's never far from dog Sissy.

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.

The most beneficial class Salt Fork Superintendent Phil Cox took at Olivet Nazarene? 'Introduction to Public Speaking. Not only did I learn a lot of skills, but I met a young lady from Catlin, Illinois, who would go on to become my wife and the reason I live in the Salt Fork school district.'