Savoy in discussions with final owners for 'town center' development

SAVOY — The economic development commission reviewed progress on what is tentatively being called the "town center" project.

Orders for U.S. durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June


Government: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writer
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More state-run health insurance exchanges struggling

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

Business listings, July 26, 2015

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

All About Seniors, 2707 E. Illinois St., U, Calvin E. Payne and Mary Ann Payne, same address.

Crucial Cuts, 10 Henson Place, Suite 5-3, Champaign, Keith Butler, 201 S. Country Fair Drive, Apt. 8, C.

Bob Shelton named production director

CHAMPAIGN — Bob Shelton of Gibson City is settling in after his promotion to production director of The News-Gazette Inc.

As production director, Shelton is responsible for all phases of the newspaper production and commercial printing processes of The News-Gazette Inc. Shelton is overseeing pressroom, distribution, composing and maintenance departments at all locations.

It's Your Business: Spa opens at Pines

A new day spa has opened in southeast Urbana.

Owner Carmen Kirby said her new business, Breathe In Spa, opened July 16 at 2680 Philo Road, Suite G, in the Pines Shopping Center.

The day spa employs 10 staff members.

"I'm thrilled to bring many wellness and beauty professionals under one roof," Kirby said.

Building permits, July 26, 2015

Listed are 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, site and estimated cost.


Cramer Homes Inc., single-family home at 5001 Sandcherry Drive, $284,000.

Carriage Center businesses taking shape

Rain has slowed construction, but the much-anticipated Carriage Center project along South Neil Street in Champaign is taking shape.

Rantoul company foresaw Mitsubishi closing

RANTOUL — Employees at a Rantoul manufacturer that makes auto parts for Mitsubishi Motors aren't panicking over news the company plans to sell or close its plant in Normal.

That's because Eagle Wings Inc. officials thought it might come to this several years ago and took action.