The company said it plans to open the Champaign store mid-year.

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A new fence behind the Mattis Avenue fire station, all those JULIE utility-marking flags along U.S. 45 south of Savoy, the future of Harker Hall on campus, more car-wash changes in C-U .... this week's 'Bag is stuffed.

Started in 1948, three years after the end of World War II by good friends Lloyd Worden and Howard Martin, both natives of Michigan, Worden-Martin has continued to thrive in various iterations — first as a used-car dealership and later selling new cars at several locations.

The former Save-A-Lot was going to be the site of an Octapharma Plasma center, until that company ran into an issue with the city council in obtaining a special use permit