This week: The opening of Sushi Siam in Champaign; the winners of WeddingWire’s 2020 Couples’ Choice Awards; nominations being sought by DACC's Small Business Development Center; an Urbana psychologist's new online program; and the grand opening of the CBD Store.

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This week’s stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Allen’s Meats in Homer, a father-and-son operation that’s been in business since 1986.

Carle, Illini football uniforms, congestion on Green Street, Trader Joe’s, streetcars crossing the UI Quad, sidewalks (or lack of them), a vacant day care in Urbana, a vacant gas station along Monticello Road, a difficult MTD bus stop, the configuration of the newly rebuilt South Prospect Avenue and Biggby Coffee.

Last weekend’s “Jackets For Jackets” event hosted by Pour Bros. Taproom in Champaign resulted in more than 100 donated coats. On Thursday, the pub’s co-owner, Jason Fowler, delivered them to Garden Hills Academy in Champaign.

What does a Top 25 basketball ranking mean for Illinois? Well, to start, bigger crowds at the monthly Illini Rebounders luncheons.

In this week's edition: A new restaurant — Bluefish on the Green — at Railside Golf Club in Gibson City; Jazzercise Champaign at the Savoy Recreation Center; and Champaign-based PhotoniCare's TOMi Scope.

From streetcars that scooted right across the UI Quad to golf course questions to speeding next to I-74, our resident townie was kept plenty busy this week.

This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Fiesta Cafe in Champaign, a constant in the ever-changing Midtown landscape.

This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Harvest Market in Champaign, which — for the studying crowd — is much more than a grocery story.

The Urbana El Progreso grocery store will be moving to its new location next spring, possibly in May, depending on how quickly the construction goes, said Marly Corado, one of the owners.

Manager Dalton McCabe said the official reason was 'basically, lack of business.' Rob Meister, who opened it in 2017 but hasn't been involved since November of that year, said he's interested in reopening it.

We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School