CHAMPAIGN — A longtime fixture in Champaign's Campustown plans to move to downtown Champaign this fall.
Jon's Pipe Shop, which has been at 509 E. Green St. for more than 50 years, plans to relocate Nov. 1 to the Better Image Film Lab building at 44 E. University Ave., C, after that business closes in mid-October.
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.
The Andersons, new liquid fertilizer load-out building at 3515 N. Staley Road, $555,000.
Myette to lead Parkland foundation. Linda Myette has been named executive director of the Parkland College Foundation, Champaign.
She succeeds Carl Meyer, who retired at the end of June.
Myette will lead the college's philanthropic team and direct alumni and fundraising programs.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
CHAMPAIGN — John C. Dixon has been named chief photographer for The News-Gazette.
He will lead a photo staff of four full-time and two part-time photojournalists in providing visual coverage for the newspaper and its website, http://www.news-gazette.com.
Dixon succeeds Photo Editor Darrell Hoemann, who retired in July.
MAHOMET — For years, giving directions to Uncle Buck's Bar and Grill has been simple: It's just north of the bridge on Lake of the Woods Road.
But now that location is a liability, as Uncle Buck's and other businesses in the shadow of that bridge have, in effect, become part of a construction site, blocked off by barricades as crews work to replace the structure.
A roundup of business news:
CHAMPAIGN — The Residence Inn by Marriott plans to open for business Friday (today, Sept. 27) in Champaign.
The extended-stay, all-suites hotel at 502 W. Marketview Drive, C, is owned and managed by Hawkeye Hotels of Burlington, Iowa.
A roundup of agricultural news:
SPRINGFIELD — Let the harvest begin.
As of Sunday, 5 percent of the Illinois corn crop and 1 percent of the state's soybean crop had been harvested, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
URBANA — One Week Boutique has changed the location for its semiannual sale in Champaign-Urbana, which begins this weekend.
The location — originally scheduled for the Fluid Event Center on North Country Fair Drive in Champaign — has been changed to 1406 Cardinal Court in Urbana.
EFFINGHAM — The parent company of Midland States Bank has agreed to acquire a St. Louis-based bank.
Midland States Bancorp announced it plans to acquire Heartland Bank, which has 11 offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area as well as single locations in Branson, Joplin and Springfield, Mo., and Denver, Colo.