Profits at The Andersons up for quarter, full year

MAUMEE, Ohio — The Andersons Inc. announced fourth-quarter and year-end results, showing an increase in profits both for the quarter and the year.

In the fourth quarter, the Andersons reported net income of $10.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, up $5.1 million from the year-ago quarter, when it reported net income of $5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share.

Monticello Bootcamp teaches entrepreneurial essentials

MONTICELLO — About two years ago, Samantha Koon loved the idea of opening a wine bar.

She still does, but the Monticello businesswoman has since launched a gourmet meal delivery service (Gourmet to Go), and soon will open a boarding house (Zybell House) and home decor and gift shop (Monticello Mercantile).

02-16-17 Busey Money Talk

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02-16-17 Busey Money Talk.  Today Kevin Melchiorre, Aaron Sutton, and Kyle Wetters from Busey Wealth Management discuss the current market and what has happend this year in the markets.  Also a discussion on  estate plannning and wealth management.


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'The best things in my life have come out of being curious'

URBANA — Of all the life lessons Deb Reardanz has picked up from the older adults of Clark-Lindsey Village, she'll tell you the one that stands out the most is how important relationships are.

People who have formed connections with other people and are still willing to make a new friend at 90 are the happiest, she said.

Athena Young Professional Award winner 'loves to brag' about county

CHAMPAIGN — Athena Young Professional Award recipient Carly McCrory "loves to brag" about Champaign County, and as a cancer survivor is heavily involved in volunteering.

McCrory, 28, will be presented the award today at the Champaign Country Club.

The Health Reporter Is In: Feb. 15, 2017

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Q: It seems like we never go very long without some kind of food recall any more. Now it’s Sargento cheese with possible listeria. How does this happen?

MC Sports files for bankruptcy; liquidation sales planned

CHAMPAIGN — MC Sports filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and will begin liquidation sales at all 68 of its stores, including the one at Champaign's Market Place Mall.

The liquidation sale hasn't started yet, said the local store manager, who directed all other questions to the corporate office in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Taco John's opens its doors in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A new Taco John's restaurant opened Monday morning at 902 Meijer Drive in Champaign, near the Carmike 13 theaters in the North Prospect Avenue shopping district.

Owner/franchisee Chris Saunders said the first 100 dine-in guests Monday received a "Golden Ticket" that is good for one free small order of Potato Oles every day for a year.

Building permits, Feb. 12, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Sunbuilt Homes, addition to single-family residence at 9 Litchfield Lane, $53,061.

Wired In: Cosmin Radoi

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