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Each Tuesday, the State Journal-Register business editor, Tim Landis, joins WUIS' Bill Wheelhouse to discuss the latest business news in central Illinois.Airs Tuesdays at 4:45 PM and Wednesdays at 7:45 AM on 91.9 and the stream at WUIS.org.

Business Report: Update On Panhandling Cases; Carpenter St. Project Nears Finish; Casey's Expands


Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis for our weekly Business Report. 

This week:

* Panhandling Ordinances:  Two constitutional challenges to Springfield's moves to reduce panhandling in the downtown area.  We talk about the fact "aggressive" panhandling is still against the law.

* Booming Casey's: Iowa based convenience store is closing in on 2,000 locations, including a new one in Springfield and one under construction in Lincoln; nearly 100 under construction or contract this year.  We discuss why Casey's has done well.
* Lincoln Heritage Area: Bipartisan legislation in Congress would add Livingston County, and Lincoln-Douglas debate sites in Freeport and Jonesboro to the existing 42-county area; local Looking for Lincoln  folks said would "complete" the area, but no extra money coming.
* Carpenter Street Underpass: First $20.3 million piece of rail consolidation to open in August.  It will also improve hospital access.
Read the latest stories Tim is working on in the SJ-R.

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