CHAMPAIGN — A team of University of Illinois students and graduates launched a website last week that aims to introduce users to locally owned restaurants in Champaign-Urbana.
Users of Noshfolio — http://www.noshfolio.com — can select a restaurant by using filters to choose desired cuisines and sections of town.
They can also see photos, read about the restaurants and view menus before trying a place out.
Dominic Hahn, who came up with the idea, graduated from the UI in 2011 with a degree in neuroscience.
In a Noshfolio release, Hahn said when he moved from Chicago to Champaign for school, he kept discovering local restaurants he wished he had found earlier.
He began assembling a team for the website in January. The team includes Hahn's brother, David, plus brothers Siva and Krisha Nalla, Mitch Bartlett and Hannah Pitstick.
The site includes 66 locally owned restaurants, and Noshfolio's team said it hopes to feature every local restaurant eventually.
Ameren schedules open house on power line routing in Tolono
TOLONO — Ameren Transmission has scheduled an open house on the routing of a high-voltage transmission line Oct. 10 at Unity High School in Tolono.
The open house is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.
Maps showing the primary and alternate routes for the Illinois Rivers electric transmission line will be on display.
The main line is to run from Palmyra, Mo., to west of Terre Haute, Ind. That line would run through Quincy, Meredosia, Pawnee, Pana, Mount Zion and Kansas, Ill.
A separate 28-mile section in Champaign County is to run from the Rising substation northwest of Champaign to the Sidney substation.
People attending the open house can discuss the project one-on-one with Ameren staff.
They can also use a geographic information station to see where the primary and alternate routes lie in relation to their properties.
Later this year, Ameren Transmission plans to file a petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission, requesting a certificate that would allow construction of the line. The filing will include both the primary and alternate routes.
Frasca International inks deal to sell flight simulators in China
URBANA — Frasca International has announced eight new flight simulator contracts in China this year.
Five of the simulators are for Cessna C172 G1000 aircraft, and three are for Piper PA44 Seminoles, according to a release from the company.
Nanshan Flight Academy ordered six flight training devices, and Binzhou Flight Academy and Hubei Sky Blue International Aviation Academy each took delivery of one.
Based in Urbana, Frasca has been active in the Chinese aviation market for more than 15 years.
The company has a factory-trained support center in Beijing.