The limit for each business was raised from five to six to match state law, and the ordinance was changed to peg it to the state's maximum in the future.
We asked experts on both sides of the legalization debate to confirm or debunk 10 cannabis claims fans and foes often make about the contentious issue.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the manager of the UI's Indoor Climate Research and Training program, which does weatherization training and studies energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Staff writer Paul Wood talks with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor who collaborated with MIT Professor Sangbae Kim to develop Little HERMES, a bipedal robot designed to go places that humans dare not.
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After the deadlocked committee cast a pair of 3-3 votes Thursday night, the future of recreational-marijuana-related businesses in unincorporated areas is now in the hands of the full county board.
It recommended by a 3-2 vote that the city council should issue the permit to Phoenix Farms of Illinois for the former Border Cafe at 369 Lynch Road. The council is expected to vote on it Nov. 19.
'Never in my wildest dreams did I think something like this would pop up,' said Executive Director Rob Gifford, who added that until the announcement, plans to expand the club that is 'busting at the seams with older kids' — by building up or out — seemed far-fetched.
'It is my goal to obtain possession of the theater and all of its assets as soon as possible, in order to secure a future for the space,' said David Kraft, owner of the structure at 126 W. Church St., which has also housed apartments.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the founder of Mechanodontics (now Brius), a UI Cozad 2019 Grand Prize Winner that 'straightens teeth without the use of braces and aligners,' according to a profile in The New York Times.
The work, which will add a spa and eight guest suites, comes after a $5 million renovation to the clubhouse five years ago and $2 million in general capital improvements over the last two years.
This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign-based Herriott's, a key player in today's tailgating scene at the University of Illinois.
Bestway Charter Transportation is selling tickets for its weekend runs for $20, giving Peoria Charter more competition after Suburban Express shut down earlier this year.
Phoenix Farms Illinois LLC has requested a special-use permit from the city to operate a dispensary at 369 Lynch Drive, a vacant building that once housed a Big Boy restaurant and the Border Cafe.
On Thursday, the board's executive and legislation committee recommended a tax at the maximum rate allowed by state statute — 3.75 percent in unincorporated areas of the county and 3 percent in incorporated areas.
'We are absolutely thrilled,' Haven Gaming attorney Scott Sypolt said shortly after submitting the enormous amount of information required by the Illinois Gaming Board at 4:07 p.m. Monday.
After the final section was inspected and calibrated, employees at Watchfire Signs posed for pictures next to a piece of the world's largest video screen before it was shipped to Las Vegas on Friday.
Staff writer Paul Wood talks with the UI electrical and computer engineering professor who is transforming the way her students learn by using virtual reality to help them better understand complex electrical-engineering concepts.
The trend among states, including Illinois, to legalize and regulate the production and sale of recreational marijuana is and has been a troubled legal minefield for banks and their customers trying to make money off such “legalized” production.
For both its success and contributions to the community, Synergy HomeCare will be honored at the local chamber’s annual meeting today at the Hilton Garden Inn.
State law says municipalities have the option of allowing social consumption in private spaces like dispensaries, but council members like Tom Bruno said they first want to see what impact legalized recreational use has on the city.
In focus are social consumption in private spaces as well as conforming city ordinances to the new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the associate director for entrepreneurial communities at the University of Illinois' Gies College of Business who manages the iVenture Accelerator.
This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Urbana’s Mack’s Twin City Recycling, one of the area’s oldest family-owned and -operated outfits.
The seven-story Marriott Aloft is slated to open by the end of 2020 on the corner of Hill and Neil streets with 132 rooms, a bar on the first floor, and 'a robot that will come and deliver your food and beverage for room service.'