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Start up Business of the year award

Craig Bliss found the perfect time to become a startup business owner.

He picked the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.

His ability to almost immediately find clientele was based on the nature of his new business, illini360 ° ……

Illini 360 brings the world to life through photography

Through new technologies, though, Bliss is able to capture the world as it is, then share that experience with anyone, anywhere.

“With 3D photography or 360 photography, you see everything. It’s like you’re reliving the moment,” he said. 

Prior to starting his photography business, Illini 360, Bliss had picked up 3D photography as a hobby five years ago …… 

Monticello CUSD #25 - Additions & Renovations to High School & Washington Elementary School - Monticello, IL

Steady progress continues on this project that will provide Monticello CUSD #25 Elementary and High School with 32,700 sq.ft. of classroom additions, a new entry, new gym and locker room addition of 29,200 sq. ft. as well as extensive remodeling of the rest of the existing buildings including new mechanical systems.  We are providing these services as a joint venture between P.J. Hoerr, Inc. / Petry-Kuhne / BLDD Architects.

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Virtual open house offered by school

Ideally, the Monticello school district would be showing off its renovation project at the high school/Washington Elementary with a public open house about now.

Group gathering restrictions nixed that, at least for this fall, so the district is doing the next best thing: Offering a virtual tour online, which allows participants to ‘travel’ from room to room to look at the new and renovated spaces, and to use their mouses to change angles in a virtual, 360 degree tour ……

One Winter Night

C-U at Home One Winter Night will take place on in downtown Champaign. This is the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of this signature community event to raise awareness and funds to help the homeless in our community!

Santa Parade through Mahomet Neighborhoods