Studio 9 Hair Design — located in Champaign's Round Barn area for the past 22 years — is moving to a new location and adding services.
The salon will open Friday in the Business and Technology Center at 701 Devonshire Drive, C, according to Judy Miller, one of the salon owners.
A Savoy man who had the unenviable task of hanging cabinets on his own has developed a device to make the job easier.
Chuck Hanner has developed the Charlie Lift, which allows builders, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers to crank cabinets up to the desired height without having to bear their weight. The cabinets can then be screwed into place.
Penny Watkins-Zdrojewski is a little like a "Supernanny" for animals.
"Supernanny," of course, was the ABC reality show in which professional nanny Jo Frost came into families' homes and helped parents with child-rearing issues.
Jeremy Mandell and Daniel Krause aren't crazy; they're Cracked.
The two University of Illinois seniors plan to start operating a food truck on the University of Illinois campus in August.
Look for several area Burger Kings to get a total makeover.
Maruti Seth, who operates nine Burger Kings in East Central Illinois, said the Danville store at 18 W. Newell Road reopened last Sunday after a 20-day renovation.
There's a bit of shuffling at the Old Farm Shops at Mattis and Kirby avenues in Champaign.
Checkered Moon will soon move into 3,000 square feet that became available when Talbots shrank its store space.
Sharon Crow, owner of Checkered Moon, said she hopes to be up and running at the new location, 1721 W. Kirby Ave., by May 1.
An "extreme cake artist" plans to bring his talents to Homer.
Ogden native Eric Woller, who has competed in culinary competitions on Food Network and TLC, hopes to open MeMe's Treat Boutique in a storefront on Homer's Main Street.
It took Jay Feiz 26 years, but his Wonderdogs restaurant in Champaign's Campustown has finally been named to the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame.
It's no small accomplishment.
The honor is given to longtime independent hot dog shops that serve the Vienna Beef brand. All have been in business at least 20 years and some as long as 50 years.
A new coffee shop, Cafe Zojo, is slated to open in April at The Pines shopping center in southeast Urbana.
The coffee shop, located next to Kinex Fitness Studios, plans to have its grand opening April 23, according to Teresa Baldwin, its managing partner.
Three more shops are coming to Market Place Shopping Center this year, according to General Manager Dennis Robertson.
Earthbound Trading, which offers gifts and apparel made by artisans and craft cooperatives, will move into the space between Aeropostale and Eddie Bauer in the Bergner's wing of the mall.