Don Dodson

Don Dodson

10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co.

10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co.

1. Its age: Jos. Kuhn & Co. is marking 150 years in business this year, one of only a few family-owned men's clothing stores still in business.

#SundaySneak: History of a downtown fixture

In Sunday's News-Gazette, you'll find 10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co., plus a company chronology:

Here's number 2:

Its evolution: Today's store is different from what it was when downtown department stores were in their heyday.

It's Your Business: Camps business goes international

Tom and Julie Monahan put on weeklong specialty camps for kids — and now they're doing it internationally.

Their company is called, and they send crews all over the U.S. and abroad to coordinate the camps.

#SundaySneak: Sun Singer expanding

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June home sales spike over '14

CHAMPAIGN — June home sales in the Champaign County area were up substantially from a year earlier, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

The number of homes sold in June was up 13.6 percent from 2014, while dollar sales volume was up 15 percent, figures from the association's Multiple Listing Service show.

Reopening Thursday

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So long, Zojo

URBANA — Cafe Zojo, a coffee shop that has been a fixture of The Pines shopping center since 2012, plans to close on or by next Sunday.

Patrons say they'll be sorry to see it go.

Today's Special: Korean grill opening soon on Neil Street

CHAMPAIGN — Yori Q, a Korean grill and bar, will be the successor to Kamakura restaurant at 715 S. Neil St., C.

The restaurant, which could open as soon as late this week, is an enterprise of Danny Oh, who already has launched several restaurant concepts in West Lafayette, Ind.

It's Your Business: Karaoke club coming to A-Plus VIP Lounge

A-Plus VIP Lounge in downtown Urbana plans to open a karaoke club and cafe on the second floor of its building, owner Di Yu said last week.

Remodeling work has been going on this summer, and Yu said he hopes the rooms will be ready when University of Illinois students return in August.

UI credit union makes plans for helping state workers

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Employees Credit Union is extending help to members who face payroll interruption as a result of state budget negotiations.

Senior Vice President Greg Anderson said the credit union can offer several forms of help, including:

— Offering loan payment deferment.

— Waiving or reducing account fees