It's Your Business: Frozen yogurt shop coming to campus

One of the nation's fastest-growing franchises is coming to Champaign.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt plans to open a store at 512 E. Green St., C, in the building that houses The Daily Illini.

The Oklahoma City-based frozen yogurt chain either has stores — or has announced plans to open them — in 39 states.

Floor contractor moves into roofing

CHAMPAIGN — A major floor covering contractor in central Illinois now has a sister company in the roofing business.

Building permits, May 11, 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, location, description and cost.


Dodds Company, alteration to equipment shelter reuse facility at 1310 N. McKinley Ave., $226,675.

Paxton man's creation may improve patients' use of walkers

PAXTON — Since retiring 12 years ago, Dick Bement's wood-carving hobby has risen to new heights. Last year, he forged a Green Bay Packers helmet, with a Swiss-cheese base, out of wood. His newest creation is a giant sculpture of Chief Illiniwek.

But lately, the 73-year-old Paxton resident's hands have been busy working with a different medium: plastic.

Andersons rides ethanol, rail groups to profit surge

CHAMPAIGN — Strong performances in the ethanol and rail businesses propelled The Andersons to a big increase in first-quarter earnings.

Hickory Point adding office

Peoria move is result of deal for Marshall County State Bank

DECATUR — Hickory Point Bank & Trust, which has offices in the Champaign, Decatur and Springfield areas, plans to add a full-service office in the Peoria area as the result of an agreement to acquire Marshall County State Bank.

Showcase of Homes ends hiatus

SAVOY — For the first time in five years, the Showcase of Homes will return this summer, giving area residents a chance to tour seven newly built houses.

The event, coordinated by the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois, will take place June 20-29 in Savoy's Prairie Meadows subdivision.

Programs set for would-be farmers

A roundup of agricultural news:

CHAMPAIGN — The Land Connection will sponsor two events during the next week: a Farmland Access Field Day for new and beginning farmers who need to rent or buy land and a Farmland Transition/Succession Roundtable for those who are — or will be — involved in a farm transition.

First Mid-Illinois stock shifts to Nasdaq

MATTOON — First Mid-Illinois Bancshares expects its common stock to begin trading Monday on the Nasdaq Global Market exchange under the ticker symbol FMBH.

Chairman and CEO Joe Dively announced the change at the company's recent annual shareholders meeting. The bank holding company's stock has been trading on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board system.

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