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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.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign's Centennial and Central high schools both have new College and Career Centers, and they're both inviting the public to visits.
The College and Career Centers at both schools are now open in newly renovated spaces, and they're hosting open houses this month.
Monday, March 4
'Are You Ready to Buy a Home?' 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics in this 2013 homeownership community education class include: "How Do You Buy a Home?"; "Mortgage Payment and Other Costs of Ownership"; "How Much Can You Pay for a House?" Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
Big League Signs, 803 Castleton Drive, C, by Daryn Denzer, same address.
Crystal Entertainment LLC, 1512 Ogelthorpe Ave., U, by Ceasar Perez, same address.
DIY Homecare, 1507 Maplecrest Drive, C, by Jennifer Dixon, same address.
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 estimated cost.
Wavering gets promotion. Matt Wavering of Champaign has been named director of commercial brokerage for the Champaign office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty.
He has been with the firm since 2006, becoming a commercial real estate broker before being promoted to assistant director in 2010.
For new retail openings in East Central Illinois this week, it's hard to get bigger than the opening of the new Kohl's store in Danville.
The 56,000-square-foot store at 3707 N. Vermilion St. has a ribbon-cutting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the official opening at 8 a.m.
URBANA — Success was simple for four men from Macedonia who have owned several family restaurants in central Illinois.
All you have to do is follow their simple instructions: Work seven days a week, 14 hours a day. Then draft or enlist your entire family in the restaurants.
"We always worked Christmas," Jack Pinjoli says. "We never even thought about it."
CHAMPAIGN — Eight finalists have been chosen for the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois prize for student entrepreneurs, and the winner will be announced next week.
The prize awards innovative and entrepreneurial students interested in solving grand challenges.
URBANA — An indicator of economic growth in Illinois has declined for the month of February.
The University of Illinois Flash Index for February dropped slightly from 104.9 to 104.8 last month. After reaching the highest level in almost five and a half years in January, the leveling off indicates continued moderate growth in the Illinois economy, according to the university.