Downtown Champaign coffee/ice cream shop closes

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CHAMPAIGN — An ice cream and coffee shop in downtown Champaign has closed.

Snow Meets Coffee has a sign on its door that simply states, "Sorry, we are permanently closed."

Today's Special: Miga adds sushi bar, 28-year chef to run it

CHAMPAIGN — Miga restaurant, at 301 N. Neil St. in downtown Champaign, has added a sushi bar and brought in a sushi chef from Europe to run it.

"People have been constantly asking us to bring sushi to Miga," general manager Jen Kropfel said.

Business listings, Oct. 22, 2017

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County Clerk's Office:

Heaterography, 2009 Burwell St., U, Steve Heater, same address.

Mary's Cleaning Service, 1515 Scottsdale Drive, C, Israel Aceves, same address.

Tastefully Done, 324 Palmer Drive, Apt. 12, C, Christina Campbell, same address.

Cities' yard-waste disposal programs raking in environmental benefits

CHAMPAIGN — Last fall, Urbana collected 1,507 cubic yards of leaves, and perhaps a few tennis balls.

"We get lots of tennis balls. I think those are dog toys," said Mike Brunk, Urbana's city arborist who helps manage the Landscape Recycling Center, where Urbana sends its leaves to be composted.

Just Askin': We all scream for ice cream

When is Oberweis Dairy going to open?

In a little more than a month.

"I don't have a specific date yet, but we'd expect late November," said Joe Oberweis, the firm's president and CEO.

When the project was announced in December, Oberweis Diary had hoped to open the store in the former Atlanta Bread Company location on South Neil Street this summer.

Wired In: Becky Fuller

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet REBECCA "BECKY" FULLER, an associate professor in the Department of Animal Biology at the University of Illinois whose app, BassVisionTM, helps anglers get a leg — or a fin — up on largemouth bass by showing them how their lures appear to the fish.

Building permits, Oct. 22, 2017

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


SK Exteriors, repair/replacement of roof at multifamily residence at 505 E. Healy St., $44,500.

Rantoul renovator convicted of theft from contractors

URBANA — A Rantoul man who had grand plans to renovate an old building in downtown Rantoul into a showcase of commercial space and a home for himself instead stands as a convicted felon.

Vermilion County's 2017 Tour of Industries set Saturday

DANVILLE — Major companies in Vermilion County are again opening their doors to the public Saturday for a one-day behind-the-scenes look at their operations in this year's Tour of Industries event, titled "The Future is Made Here."