About 20 showed Wednesday for the village's second attempt at a discussion, with five speaking up. Two were strongly in favor of sales and taxation, while the other three expressed various degrees of concern.
Deputy Director of Finance Tami Ogden said that counties are authorized to impose a tax of up to 3 percent on sales in incorporated areas and 3.75 percent in unincorporated areas.
Poeta Training Center, a which offers wrestling and fitness programs year-round, has leased the main gym of the Sangamon on Main co-working facility and additional space totaling about 4,300 square feet for its second location.
Jeri Lynn Collins, who owns the vacant, century-old building with her husband, Chris, said they have developed a new partnership with former Danville bankers Craig and Kim Campbell.
If the 60-plus-acre artificial-turf complex is approved, 'you're creating a Midwest destination location for some very large markets to travel toward a sporting venue like we're proposing,' Village Administrator Scott Eisenhauer told the board.
Aldermen on the city council’s public service committee will discuss the issue at 6 p.m. today.
The move will happen some time before Thanksgiving, said mall General Manager Dennis Robertson, and in the meantime, it will remain open.
The council issued a wish list to the agency that included having one of its members included on the organization’s board and a more fleshed-out plan of its future endeavors.
MONTICELLO — When residents stroll into the new activity center at Arbor Rose Adult Day Care and Memory Care Home in Monticello, they enter a space that includes fake storefronts aimed at eliciting smiles and triggering memories.
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.
By now, you probably know that Giordano's is out of Market Place Mall, Niro's Gyros is coming to the former Vinny's/Krekel's on Kirby Avenue and Starbucks on Springfield Avenue will open this fall. But there's a lot more happening.
Anand Nandula of Novak Construction Inc., the general contractor, said Tuesday was about answering common questions and providing more details about the project, which he said could take about four months to complete.
A building permit for the location at 40 E. Anthony Drive, C, is still under review and lists the project as an 'interior build out for gym/fitness facility,' with a construction value of $752,000.
But Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. said he didn’t realize how many of the current bars and other businesses the proposed changes would affect until he was contacted by some of their owners.
The pharmacy has begun notifying patients that its last day at 14 E. Washington St., C, will be a week from today. It is planning to transfer prescriptions to local Walgreens stores.
The state licenses cost $300 for people who only engage in private sales, and $1,500 for dealers that operate retail locations. A federal license costs $90.
The space will be used for the growing School of Information Sciences, now headquartered in a former fraternity house a block away at 501 E. Daniel St., C, and for the new vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion and his staff.
The central Illinois scene is filled with local producers looking to connect their communities more closely with the food they consume.
Construction of the store and its accompanying gas station is expected to begin at the former Bergner’s department store site at Market Place Mall by early 2020, with a possible opening before that Christmas.
A building permit filed last week with the city of Champaign shows Kam’s relocating to 102 E. Green St., C, the former site of a Domino's that’s since been torn down, while the 600 block of East Daniel Street, where it stood for decades, is expected to be turned into a new apartment/retail/office complex.
Manager Greg Wilson said Turk Furniture, 200 N. Vermilion St., launched a store-closing liquidation sale last Wednesday. A few miles north, Emin and Mirlinda Musaj were cleaning out Five Star Family Restaurant, 3216 N. Vermilion St., which closed Sunday afternoon after 13 years.
Buying a pack of Newports at a local convenience on Friday, Aaron Aguirre of Champaign called the state’s impending $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike “ridiculous.”
'If you're a convenience store, you've been absolutely hammered. But there were some clear wins as well,' said Rob Karr, president of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.
Walgreens is making it easier for customers dispose of unused drugs safely.The drugstore chain said Monday that at each of its more than 9,500 U.S. locations, it will offer packets that customers can use to turn medications into a useless gel before throwing them in the trash at home.
NEW YORK (AP) — Craving a Slurpee from 7-Eleven but you're stuck in the park?Not to worry: The convenience-store chain is launching a service that lets customers order everything from its famed frozen drink to a battery charger and have it delivered to a public place like a park or a beach.
OK, I think we can all agree that store sales can make people a tad nutty, but there's nothing as scary as a clearance sale at a craft store.
The 240 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 686 have been in contract negotiations since January with Viscofan, which owns the meat-casings production facility that was formerly Teepak.
The director of the nonprofit Champaign Center Partnership talked with staff writer Julie Wurth about the redevelopment she hopes will link the downtown, Midtown and Campustown business districts.