Carriage Center chaos

CHAMPAIGN — With the grand opening of the anticipated new Harvest Market store in an already active part of south Champaign comes an even higher volume of traffic.

On Monday morning, the lot in front of the new grocery store was the filled, with lines of cars backed up at the entrances and exits, making vacant parking spots rare.

Wired In: Wendy Tam Cho

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, a pioneer working to improve the nation's voting systems. WENDY K. TAM CHO is a professor in two departments, political science and statistics, as well as a senior research scientist in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Business listings, Oct. 9, 2016

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

— All Things Moving, 3904 Inverness Road, C, George Davidson, same address.

— BexImages Photography, 1478 County Road 600 N, Tolono, Rebecca Lauher, same address.

— Crowley Painting, 1604 S. Division St., B1, Mahomet, Chester Crowley, same address.

Building permits, Oct. 9, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Menneng Construction, new garage at single-family residence at 1014 W. Columbia Ave., $38,500.

Today's Special: Monticello pizza place rolls out new look

MONTICELLO — A Monticello pizza restaurant started by a family from Sicily is open after a major remodeling project.

Filippo's is serving customers following six weeks of work to the dining room and bathrooms at 200 S. Market St., across the street from First State Bank.

Feeling right at home

JIM WALLER has been working in local real estate for the last 32 years and in the upcoming year, the Urbana native and current Champaign resident will serve as the president of the Champaign County Association of Realtors. Waller was in Naperville earlier this week being recognized for his new position, to which he traveled via automobile and not his Harley-Davidson Softail.

Coming soon: Niemann's latest experiment

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After 43 years, Monical's in Danville closes

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DANVILLE — Monical’s Pizza is closing one of its two locations in Danville.

After 43 years, Monical’s Pizza on Bowman Avenue has closed its doors, restaurant officials announced Monday morning.

Wired In: Mani Golparvar

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, MANI GOLPARVAR, CEO and co-founder of Reconstruct Inc. At 35, he's an associate professor, Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow and Excellence Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois's engineering schools.

Philo Road: They really mean business

URBANA — Ride down Philo Road in the southeast part of town and what was once a sprawling commercial district for the city isn't so today.