A roundup of agricultural news:
SPRINGFIELD — Cool weather this spring has delayed corn planting in Illinois, according to the state office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Only 5 percent of the state's corn crop had been planted as of Sunday, compared with a five-year average of 22 percent for that date.
TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers
DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
#1 Nails, 59 E. Marketview Drive, C, by Yen Tran, 503 Lauterbur Lane, C.
Deibert Homes, 1509 Hobson Drive, Apt. 9, Rantoul, by Matt Deibert, same address.
Paint The World, 202 Stanage Ave., C, by Josiah Feld, same address.
The good news: NerdWallet recently deemed Champaign the third-fastest-growing city in Illinois, based on population growth, employment growth and income growth.
Tuesday, April 22
'Starting Your Business' seminar. 8 to 10a.m., DACC Hoopeston Learning Center, 847 E. Orange St. Considering a business startup? This two-hour session helps future entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements of starting a small business. Cost $10. Register online at dacc.edu/sbdc or call 442-7232.
Regency Apartments adds two. Tara Myers of Savoy and Tabitha Flahaven of Champaign have joined the accounting staff at Regency Apartments, Champaign.
MC Sports will move to a new, much larger location inside Champaign's Market Place Mall this summer.
The sports store, which has been at Market View Shopping Center for 20 years, has leased 24,000 square feet adjacent to J.C. Penney, according to Rich Zakes, district manager for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based sports company.
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.
Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 5011 Emmas Way, $280,000.