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Super Pantry chain sold
Champaign-based Tri Star Marketing has agreed to sell its chain of Super Pantry convenience stores to Alimentation Couche-Tard, one of the world's largest operators of convenience stores, the Quebec-based company announced Tuesday.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Quinn: Aquifer action on way
Further action to protect the Mahomet Aquifer - the source of drinking water for about 750,000 central Illinoisans - is imminent, Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday at a bill-signing on the University of Illinois campus.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Area update: July 25, 2014
The village of Bement wants to bring a family-friendly atmosphere back to its downtown-area park and is considering a list of prohibitions aimed at getting illegal activities out of a space that includes a veterans memorial, large playground and band pavilion.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
UPDATED: Funeral director dies in parachute accident
A Champaign funeral home operator with an appetite for adventure and a larger-than-life personality died Tuesday during a parachute jump in Oklahoma, according to authorities in that state.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Quinn moves to block PCB disposal
The Illinois EPA is asking DeWitt County officials for more information in order to block the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls at a Clinton landfill.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Champaign County Fair Rodeo
Phoebe Truax, 7 years old of Mahomet checks out the hires before the start of the rodeo.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Area history, July 16, 2014
In 1914: Henry Hickman Harris, for 44 years the president of the First National Bank of Champaign and one of the oldest active businessmen in this section, died last night at his home at Elm and Church streets in Champaign.
You want fries with that?
Editor's note: Leading up to opening day, Tim Mitchell will introduce you to some of the faces of the Champaign County Fair.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
More Opposition to Toxic Chemicals Above Mahomet Aquifer
The Mahomet Aquifer supplies water to more than 800,000 people in Illinois. And now, it's under the threat of severe contamination.
Aquifer meeting stresses public participation
The focus turned to public participation on Saturday as local officials once again gathered to discuss remedies for a chemical landfill in DeWitt County, which they think threatens the natural resource on which it sits.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Top of the Morning, July 10, 2014
"Cullers fries: I get them for life," SHELBY SIMMONS said. "All I have to do is show them my bracelet at any fair I'm at."
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Urbana looks at whether to regulate short-term room rentals
That's essentially the premise for travelers looking for off-the-beaten path accommodations, and it has Urbana city officials reconsidering how they regulate bed and breakfasts.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Lawmaker Wants Consumer Fireworks Sales In Illinois
But in Illinois fireworks are illegal. If you want to buy fireworks you have to cross the border into another state, make the purchase, and then sneak back into Illinois.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Brookhill finances not up to par
But Jack Anderson the taxpayer has bigger concerns after learning the golf course lost $883,110 from 2010 to '13 and spent about 80 percent of the annual budget on subsidizing its losses.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Belleville News Democrat
Area high school bands to march in VP parade Friday
Six high school bands from the metro-east will march in the annual Veiled Prophet parade at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Louis.