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The Illinois Job Honor Awards is accepting nominations for its first annual awards event, to be conducted Nov. 30 in Lisle. The Awards will celebrate Illinoisans who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them.
An Urbana towing company has opened a new location in Tolono.
Feldkamps Towing is now open at 116 S. Pease St.
“We just opened one in Tolono because there’s not really a towing company there and we get a lot of calls from there,” manager Taylor Feldkamp said.
Read the full story in the March 4 issue of The County Star.
A dance studio here is now moonlighting as a nightclub.
Christine Rich opened the doors of the Breathe Nightclub at 1402 Regency Drive West, Savoy, last month. The all-ages club will be open every Saturday night.
Read the full story in the Nov. 13 issue of The County Star.
A new bakery has moved into the former Double Dip ice cream shop in Tolono.
With a few coats of paint and some glittering accessories, one of Philo’s newest businesses, Nail Studio 1000, is making fingers, toes and downtown Philo look good.
Fitness experts at the Curves Champaign South & Savoy club know that they won’t get the results they want by just dieting.
A new woodworking school will open in Champaign this month, and several celebrity woodworkers will be on hand to help launch it.
The CU Woodshop School of Woodworking will operate from the former HL Precision Machining building at 1302 Parkland Court, C.
A grand opening is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the 8,000-square-foot instructional facility.
Kathy Harden, former owner of Tolono Curves, will be holding a sale in the building at 104 E. Main St., Tolono in April. There will be some exercise-related items, office items, seasonal decor, household items, tables, lamps, clothing, shoes, books, videos, furniture, Cherished Teddies, baby items and much more. After the sale, Harden plans to put the building up for sale.
When we’re 9 years old our financial decisions center around remembering that you cannot buy a $2.99 pack of cards with $3 — not when you add in tax! By the time we’re 16, we’re focusing on “gathering” money from jobs or parents so that we can spend it on the weekend. In our 20s, we step into the world of loans: credit cards, student loans and car loans.
“If you think it’s too late to do anything that will reduce your income taxes for 2011, think again,” advises Karen Chan, CFP©, Consumer Economics Educator with University of Illinois Extension.