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Business roundup: Village Inn Pizza closes; family business for sale

URBANA — Village Inn Pizza has closed after 47 years of operation, and the business is up for sale, according to a release from the family-owned company.

Business calendar Feb. 10, 2013

Saturday, Feb. 16

It's Your Business: Lounge among new tenants of M2 on Neil

Look for a new lounge to open in the former Trevett-Mattis Banking Co. space immediately west of Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works in downtown Champaign.

Work on the lounge is expected to start this spring, with an opening anticipated for early summer, said Rebecca Motley, vice president of administration and special projects for One Main Development.

Building permits Feb. 10, 2013

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, location, description of the work and the estimated cost.


Kennedy Builders, new single-family home at 4701 Sandcherry Drive, $365,000.

Business and professional briefs Feb. 10, 2013

New jobs

Hickory Point Bank adds two. Daniel W. Marker of Savoy has joined Hickory Point Bank & Trust as vice president and sales manager for the bank's residential mortgage lending business.

Business listings Feb. 10, 2013

These applications for assumed business names were filed at the Champaign County clerk's office:

Catedral Consulting, 511 W. Church St., #2, C, by Carl E. Catedral, same address.

Charcoal Arcade, 610 Lenox Court, C, by Paul Peterson, same address.

Divine Consign, 1209 Newbury Road, C, by Adrienne Umbarger, 916 E. Daggy St., Tuscola.

New chamber president, board set to make major push to promote, expand black businesses

From The News-Gazette's Black History Month 2013 section, published Feb. 10, 2013.

Report: State at risk of skid into recession

SPRINGFIELD — Poor state finances and a weak housing market threaten to send Illinois back into recession, according to an economic outlook prepared for the Legislature's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.

Work on Rantoul plant progressing inside now

RANTOUL — With the shell up on the Easton-Bell Sports plant west of Rantoul, work is progressing on the interior.

Village Inspector Dan Culkin told the village board at its February study session this week that the steel work inside the building is "three-fourths of the way done."

"It's interesting when you stand on the east end and look west, it's a lot of steel," Culkin said.

Champaign among cities to 'suffer most' from fiscal crisis

Champaign and Springfield are among the cities in Illinois that have the most to lose because of the state's poor fiscal condition and "will suffer the most as it tries to get on a long-run path to a sustainable budget," says a report by Moody's Analytics.