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65 banks retain same ratings from previous quarter
Five area banks were upgraded and five were downgraded in the latest ratings from the BauerFinancial rating service, based on data for the quarter that ended Dec. 31.
BELLEVILLE — Monday is the deadline for applying for Illinois American Water environmental grants.
The company awards grants of up to $10,000 to support activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation, biodiversity projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous-waste collection efforts.
MATTOON — Consolidated Communications Holdings on Thursday reported net income of $2.23 million for the fourth quarter of 2012.
For shareholders, that translated to diluted earnings of 5 cents per share.
Economist worried over long-term effects on young unemployed
CHAMPAIGN — The United States faces an unemployment crisis that demands more immediate attention than the nation's debt problem, Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond said.
CLINTON — The Clinton nuclear power station automatically shut down at 8 a.m. today, after the main generator tripped off line, according to an Exelon Corp.
URBANA — The Buy-Sell-Trade store in Urbana didn't last for long.
The store, which opened at 105 E. University Ave., U, last June, closed later that year, and its parent company, Springfield-based THR & Associates, filed for bankruptcy Sept. 10.
Now the contents of the store — and six other retail and warehouse locations — are being auctioned off online.
Updated 4:47 p.m. Wednesday.
(Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said the plant would close).
DANVILLE — Freight Car America Inc. is idling its Danville plant, according to company officials.
From a new Census Bureau report on county of residence and county of workplace, here is where people come from to work in Champaign County. From the American Community Survey, 2006-2010.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials are working on changes to the county's liquor ordinance that would allow a father-daughter business team to open a micro-distillery east of Danville near the state line.