This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: The Courier Cafe in Urbana, a newsroom-turned-restaurant run by a former paperboy.

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The UI senior from St. Joseph who posted a joke event on Facebook suggesting that Kam's customers storm the bar to keep it from moving talks about why students and alumni feel so strongly about it and the loss of other Campustown landmarks.

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.

If Daiven Kayne Michael Emling's Garden of Eatin' cafe, bakery and dispensary becomes a reality, customers will be able to enjoy cannabis-infused food and drink, and then perhaps receive a CBD-oil massage before smoking a joint or blunt on a patio outside.

This week’s stop in our new video series on local businesses with stories to tell: The Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign, which pays tribute to late, great regulars with personalized plaques on the back of barstools.

Two of the area’s most recognizable businesses — Hardy's Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul and Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign — have received recent national acclaim.

Members will pick up Tuesday where they left off May 29, when city officials gave them three options to fund about $4.1 million to $5.6 million worth of recurring needs, including fire department staffing, public safety and community wellness initiatives, and major infrastructure projects.