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In 2018, the Tuscola City Council approved a redevelopment agreement with Kentucky-based 3-D Development, which had an option to buy 50 acres near the I-57/U.S. 36 interchange.
Matt Roeschley, Champaign’s deputy liquor commissioner, said he’ll know more Thursday about what possible steps could be taken.
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:
Being permitted to restart indoor service Friday doesn’t mean all restaurants and bars will do so, and not necessarily at the full capacity they’ll be allowed.
With the state set to enter Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan, staff writer Anthony Zilis examines what various of University of Illinois venues are anticipating will change once students and visitors return.
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.
The Champaign creamery has been producing 800 6-ounce containers a week of fresh goat cheese for a USDA program aimed to help farmers and food banks during the pandemic.
Restaurants and bars with certain liquor licenses will be allowed to sell packaged cocktails beginning Friday, according to an emergency order issued by Mayor Diane Marlin.
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 music will be for seated diners only, and establishments “should be mindful of adjoining property owners and nearby residents,” Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said.
ST. JOSEPH — Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges pleaded for patience from St. Joseph residents as the state entered the first weekend in Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan.
'We’ve got to make sure that we have standards in place for safety of guests and employees. That’s what we’re working on right now,' said Allen Strong, owner of Courier Cafe and Silvercreek restaurant.
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.
Safe reopening guidelines for various business segments, from hair salons to child care centers, have been spelled out on a new website called Champaign County Safe.
'We're not going to commit to anything, but we'll certainly work with the bars and restaurants to help get them open,' Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said, while Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association, encouraged towns to 'show the world how innovative Illinois can be.'
Owner Dennis Riggs said he was able to reopen this past week after consulting with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District about how to do that safely.
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.
A day after the Ford County Board approved a resolution saying business owners should have the opportunity to reopen if they choose — with safety precautions taken — some business owners were all for it. And some were hesitant.
The Champaign native has returned from Los Angeles to her home community to open a new cold-pressed juice bar and cafe, Tely Organics, at 2740 S. Philo Road, U.
Creative thinking and loyal customers have carried area business owners interviewed by The News-Gazette, who are entering their eighth week of business unusual.
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.
PAXTON — Operating under the premise that no two Illinois counties are exactly alike these days, the Ford County Board will consider a resolution Monday to support reopening nonessential businesses sooner than the governor has in mind.
Owner Scott Cochrane said the bar, which will be dubbed the West End Tavern, is gutted and waiting on a building permit. He hopes to complete the renovation in the next '90 to 120 days, hopefully less.'
But the man who worked there for 35 years and retained ownership of the corporation said he's open to offers to reopen it, perhaps as a food truck.