Dollar General's rapid expansion has stirred a debate in small towns, with some welcoming the new business and others accusing the company of profiting off poorer communities and driving out locally-owned grocers.
RANTOUL — The village has approved a contract to have three houses that have experienced frequent flooding demolished.
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'We could use the tax dollars, but I see both sides. Do I think it will bring bad people to the community? Not really'
If you want to shop at the Office Depot store in Champaign, better do it soon.
Crews were still rolling out sod Wednesday as the first customers lined up for $1.99 a gallon gas (five cents cheaper than at nearby rival Sam’s Club).
On what was supposed to be college football's opening weekend, Memorial Stadium sits empty. The Big Ten's decision to wait until spring not only affects players, coaches and fans, but also community members with emotional and financial ties to the sport. Here are their stories.
As of Friday, city planners had helped Kam’s, Illini Inn, Legends, Murphy’s Pub and Red Lion with plans to expand their outdoor seating.
Worden-Martin Buick GMC is now Serra Buick GMC. “They’ve been interested in the dealership for some time,” Worden-Martin President Charlie Shapland said. “They asked if they could make an offer, and we said ‘Sure.’”
Recpients include Wood N’ Hog, Merry Ann’s Diner, Joe’s Brewery, Caribbean Grill, Broadway Food Hall, Sushi Kame and Basil Thai.
And as the coronavirus cases continue to pile up, so too could the list of closings. Here's what we know about at the local impact of large chains that have filed for Chapter 11 or plan to soon.
MONTICELLO — A vacant 2-acre space just west of the courthouse square in Monticello could be the home of townhomes and commercial/retail space within a year.
By 2050, the village could have a bandshell, fountains and alley parks, and more people could live downtown in mixed-use developments with stores on the first floor.
En Route Fashion Boutique will move this fall from 401 W. Oak St., Mahomet, and expand to include a lot more at Mahomet’s new Churchill Crossing development.
Matt Roeschley, Champaign’s deputy liquor commissioner, said he’ll know more Thursday about what possible steps could be taken.
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.