Jimmy John Liautaud opened up about family and business in a wide-ranging interview with staff writer Ben Zigterman, whose story graces the cover of our current Central Illinois Business magazine. An excerpt:

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Delays in roadwork on a bridge over I-57, of a parking lot at Urbana's Leal Park and in the opening of a fast food restaurant in Champaign. Also, an old school building, Carle AirLife flights and McDonald's Play Places.

A decade after Famous Dave's in Champaign closed, fans of the barbecue joint are once again enjoying plate-fuls of ribs, chicken and Dave's Cheesey Mac.

CHAMPAIGN — A day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation allowing for the carryout and delivery of cocktails, Mayor Deb Feinen issued an executive order allowing it in Champaign.

The owner of FieldHouse 219, a downtown Monticello sports bar, took time out to answer a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 25th installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting local leaders of organizations big and small.

Among the 2,042 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: the reader-recommended MIRANDA SANFORD-TERRY, who grew up in Loda and Rantoul and now serves as chair of the Applied Health Sciences Department at Kentucky’s Murray State University.

We're celebrating Mother's Day with answers to 20 questions, from historic houses in Urbana to construction in Champaign to the newspapers around the country.

Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church is helping its parishioners and the most vulnerable at the same time, ordering 25 meals a day three or four times a week from Merry Ann's and Sam's Cafe, owned by members Katie Pomonis and Sam Issa, and delivering them to CU at Home, Christie Clinic, Carle Foundation Hospital and the local blood bank.