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"Is it true that a Hy-Vee grocery store is coming to Champaign?"

"No, while I’ve heard that rumor we have had no contact with any representative of Hy-Vee," said Bruce Knight, Champaign's planning and development director.

And Hy-Vee spokeswoman Dawn Buzynski said the company has no projects upcoming in the Champaign-Urbana area.

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