All Miscellaneous Content

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Building permits Feb. 3, 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.

CHAMPAIGN

Prairieview Park LLC, new Hyatt Place Hotel at 217 N. Neil St., $22,428,125.

Ruler Foods to add Urbana location this summer

URBANA — Ruler Foods is expected to open a grocery store in the former Jerry's IGA space on Philo Road this summer, The News-Gazette has learned.

It would be the third such Ruler Foods store planned for East Central Illinois. The discount food chain, which is affiliated with Kroger, has already made arrangements to open stores in Danville and Champaign.

2 Danville firms team on 'green' cleaning products

DANVILLE — Two locally owned Danville companies have formed a partnership to market their products and services together.

Danville Paper and Supply in downtown Danville will be offering the locally manufactured "green" cleaning products of EnvirOx to its customer base throughout the Illiana region.

Alpha-Care acquires Peoria agency

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-based Alpha-Care Health Professionals has acquired a Peoria home care agency, extending the territory Alpha-Care serves.

Alpha-Care acquired Circle of Life HomeCare on Dec. 31, picking up Circle of Life's 75 employees. That agency has served the Peoria area for more than 30 years.

Homer delays vote on contract with coal mine

HOMER — Village board members will not be voting on a water and sewer agreement with Sunrise Coal tonight, according to Mayor David Lucas.

The special meeting was canceled because work on the contract had not been completed in time to provide adequate opportunity for review by board members and the public, Lucas said in an email.

Building permits Jan. 27, 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 work and the estimated cost.

CHAMPAIGN

Custom Facilities, new Ford City Ford-Lincoln dealership at 701 W. Marketview Drive, $7,208,337.

Business calendar Jan. 27, 2013

Monday, Jan. 28

Fitness Center vacating older facility after 36 years

CHAMPAIGN — The Fitness Center will vacate its longtime home on Galen Drive in Champaign and consolidate at its recently acquired facility on Round Barn Road, its general manager said Thursday.

Rich Ruthenberg said the facility at 1914 Round Barn Road, C, will be enlarged and remodeled over the next few weeks, and the move from 2508 Galen Drive will likely come in mid-March.

New Champaign schools' program has local pros mentoring high schoolers

CHAMPAIGN — When you take 10 high school students with dreams of starting their own businesses and combine them with 10 local small-business owners, the hope is, you'll create 10 new, young business owners.

Ford County economic development agency disbanding

PAXTON — A nonprofit organization established 19 years ago to promote economic development in Ford County is disbanding due to a lack of funding and demand for its services.

The Community Economic Development Foundation will be dissolved effective June 1, the end of the organization's fiscal year, according to the foundation board's president, Randy Ferguson of Gibson City.