Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles


Danville mainstay closes doors

DANVILLE — Like many of the regulars at Schroeder's Drive In, Leon "Bud" Miller was surprised and disappointed to find out Tuesday that one of Danville's fast-food mainstays had suddenly closed its doors that morning.

Not so fast cord-cutters — cable's not going anywhere

MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

Missouri judge to rule against Ameren in power line case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge says he plans to rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri.

After rough winter, small firms make plans to profit

NEW YORK — What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you're like some small business owners, you try to profit from it.

After last year's rough winter and with forecasts of another snowy season, small business owners want to ensure they can operate through whatever's ahead and, in some cases, capitalize from it.

Can health funds stay on top?

NEW YORK — When swings in the stock market cause anxiety to spike, like it is now, many investors aim to get healthy.

It's Your Business: Family launching mobile pizza business

Dave Saam and his wife, brother and father are gearing up to offer Dragon Fire Pizza on the streets of Champaign-Urbana later this year.

"Our goal is to have our grand opening on Veterans Day," said Dave's wife, Christy, noting that her husband served in the Army and his brother, Del, still does.

Business calendar, Oct. 19, 2014

Monday, Oct. 20

Quick Read: Great pumpkin state

Last year, Illinois once again found itself atop the pile of pumpkin production.

The state produced 5.47 million hundredweight of pumpkins in 2013, or 48 percent of the total weight of pumpkins produced in the U.S.

Building permits, Oct. 19, 2014

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, description, location and cost.


Pettyjohn Builders, new single-family home at 910 W. Armory St., $1,428,000.