Justin Taylor says the larger version of his former restaurant and bar, JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery, in downtown Mahomet, will remain closed for good. But the name lives on at his brewery and taproom across the street, where he’s working on plans to open a smaller version of the resta…
'The last thing we wanted to do with a new bar was to pack the place during a pandemic.'
Leading the way: A cheery tale about a unique method of advertising a pest control business in Douglas County.
Allie Hartlein has moved her Shamrock Academy of Irish Dance from Mahomet to Champaign, and is now making classes available to a broader age range.
Today, we continue a summer-long series on area businesses that have survived the toll-taking pandemic. Next up: The Ribeye in Champaign.
Epivara, a start-up venture at the University of Illinois Research Park, has been awarded a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue research and development for its first product.
Early closings at some restaurants, Panda Express reopening, Crane Alley reopens, dogs sitting on motorists' laps, library landscaping, Garwood Home history, the cost of the Champaign high schools' graduation ceremony stage and school bus drivers.
A new state law temporarily allowing bars and restaurants to offer a free drink to a customer showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination is getting mixed reactions from business owners.
Topics include: a coal mine near downtown Urbana, the future of the Iron Post, official Fighting Illini colors, Illini Hall, freeway vs. interstate, Champaign Central athletic fields, a shift at the International Prep Academy, possible changes at Leverett Road & U.S. 45 and maybe another strip club in Urbana.
Businesses can still require their customers to wear masks if they want, public health officials said after the CDC's announcement Thursday that vaccinated people can now ditch their masks and social distancing.
Things are looking good for the Champaign County Fair, the reopening of Li'l Porgy's, tours of the Solon House, a campus Sycamore that someone was concerned about and the market for assistant basketball coaches.
Business-related questions about the Black Dog Smoke and Ale House, Brothers Bar & Grill, Sweet Basil Cafe, Las Palmas Mexican Grill, Ko-Fusion and the former PNC Bank parking lot.
Three weeks ago, Dan Church, one of the owners, donated a kidney to one of the other owners, his father-in-law, Greg Bugbee, and both are now doing fine
Morsels in the Mailbag: Fireworks on the Fourth, the COVID moratorium on traffic enforcement has ended, pear trees that are pretty but invasive, Crane Alley reopening plans, a baseball game between Champaign and Paxton 154 years ago and more.
If you could use a little more kindness in your life, Dorinda and Mike Prince have made that the theme of their brand new Arcola shop: D&M Fueling Station.
How Kathy Rhoads spent part of her St. Patrick’s Day was riding in a parade of vehicles past assisted-living communities to try and spread some cheer to seniors.
'When we add alcohol sales to a theater, there is a natural increase in the amount spent per person. But it’s more about providing a total entertainment experience.'