Paxton council decides against regulating food trucks

PAXTON — The city council will not regulate food trucks — for now.

So far, only two trucks are in Paxton occasionally. One sets up business on private property and Ryan Galey operates the other one, Pavement and Pork.

Next milestone for Cronus plant: Groundbreaking

TUSCOLA — One milestone down, a few more to go.

Now that Cronus Chemicals has selected Tuscola as the home for its $1.4 billion fertilizer plant, officials will be working on completing the next steps to bring the project to the second big milestone: groundbreaking.

Murray adds 100 million tons to Illinois' coal holdings

JIM SUHR, AP Business Writer

Hiring to start soon for AT&T center in Rantoul

RANTOUL — AT&T will soon begin hiring about 100 new employees for its Rantoul call center.

The company announced in June it would relocate positions from its Springfield facility to the Rantoul center on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

Gibson City restaurant to close Sunday

GIBSON CITY — A Gibson City restaurant is closing Sunday, after nearly five years in business.

D.G. Sullivan's, 109 W. Eighth St., announced the news on its Facebook page Tuesday.

Amazon to open facilities in Illinois, hire 1,000

CHICAGO (AP) — Amazon Inc. has chosen Illinois for future facilities expected to create 1,000 jobs by 2017.

U.S. home price gains slow for 4th straight month


Timing made Super Pantry sale 'the right decision for the family'

CHAMPAIGN — The Stewart family sold the Super Pantry convenience store chain this year because the timing seemed right, according to Jon Stewart, president and CEO of Tri Star Marketing.

Quick Read: Personalizing McDonald's by region

Item from The Wall Street Journal: Faced with declines in net income, McDonald's Chief Executive Don Thompson said last week that the fast-food chain plans to give its 21 domestic regions more autonomy in rolling out products that are locally relevant.

"Customers want to personalize their meals with locally relevant ingredients," he said.

Building permits, Oct. 26, 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.


MSA Architect, new Villa West senior housing at 4114 W. Springfield Ave., $4,500,000.