CHAMPAIGN — A Huntley-based hospice provider plans to expand into Central Illinois and hire former employees of the former Passages Hospice.
Passages closed late last month, after its co-owner, Seth Gillman, was charged with federal health care fraud.
A roundup of business news:
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois American Water plans to move its administrative office and customer service functions from 201 Devonshire Drive, C, to a building it recently bought at 1406 N. Cardinal Court, U.
URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index dropped to 106.8 in February, down from 107.2 in January, indicating the Illinois economy is growing at a slow pace.
The index, released by the UI Institute of Government and Public Affairs, is a weighted average of Illinois growth rates in corporate earnings, consumer spending and personal income as measured by tax receipts.
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 and cost.
Armstrong Construction, new single-family home at 3902 Patriot Lane, $287,000.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
A&K Mega Service, 1401 N. Prospect Ave., Suite #3, C, by Andres Gomez, 1102 Pomona Drive, C, and Chris Westenhaver, 207 Hartle Ave., U.
Agape Hearts and Hands Massage, 615 Castleton Road, C, by Susan Ray, same address.
Techie.com selected the 10 most promising tech hubs to watch for 2014:
Among the criteria: physical infrastructure such as fiber-optic rings; high-tech industrial parks and incubators; startup culture with meet-ups and co-working spaces; presence of a university; supportive programs.
Champaign had its turn five weeks ago.
Now Urbana is celebrating Urbana Restaurant Week, starting Monday and continuing through next Sunday.
Fixed-price menus — at $10, $20 and $30 options — will be available in at least 13 Urbana restaurants.
CHAMPAIGN — Oso Technologies has won plenty of acclaim for its idea of a system that monitors how much water your lawn, garden or houseplant needs.
Now it's time to provide the actual product to customers.
For the last couple weeks, the company's five full-time employees have been programming PlantLink base stations and links in their office in downtown Champaign.
Wednesday, March 5
A roundup of agriculture news:
URBANA — A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois recently reported that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.