CHAMPAIGN — Champaign city historian Dannel McCollum said the former railroad depot that's slated to house Black Dog Smoke & Ale House originally stood 140 feet south of where it is now.
That site is now occupied by the grander train station that succeeded it in 1924.
SafeWorks Illinois has begun work on a new addition south of its facility at 1806 N. Market St., C.
The 5,400-square-foot addition will house SafeWorks' outpatient physical therapy department known as the 217 Rehab & Performance Center.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Blend of Urbana. 7:30 to 9 a.m., Louie's Dixie Kitchen, 1104 N. Cunningham Ave., U. Monthly membership meeting of Urbana Business Association; others welcome to join. Presentation by Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation. Complimentary breakfast. For information, contact Cynthia Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
URBANA — Advantage Recycling will have its grand opening from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3008 N. Cunningham Ave., U.
Refreshments will be served, tote bags will be given away and guests will have the opportunity to win gasoline gift cards and University of Illinois football tickets.
A roundup of agriculture news:
BLOOMINGTON — Illinois had fewer farm-related deaths in the 12 months ending June 30 than it had in any of the previous 35 years, according to Country Financial.
Twelve deaths were reported during the 2012-13 year, down from 20 in 2011-12 and 38 in 2010-11, according to company records.
TILTON — Officials with Skeff Distributing expect to close today (Friday, Sept. 20) on the purchase of the Anheuser-Busch distributorship of Earl Gaudio & Son Inc.
John Skeffington, president and CEO of Skeff Distributing Co., the Decatur-based Anheuser distributor, said Thursday that the closing is scheduled for this morning.
A roundup of business news:
EFFINGHAM — Samuel Music Co., which closed its retail stores earlier this year to concentrate on renting, selling and servicing school band instruments, has acquired another company.
CHAMPAIGN — As companies increasingly rely on data in deciding where to locate and expand, the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. needs to position itself as "a business market intelligence expert," its chairman said.
Companies' decisions are "really very data-driven," Cameron Moore told the economic development group's board of directors Wednesday.
The economic output of the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area grew slower than the average for metro areas in 2012, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The metro area — which includes Champaign, Ford and Piatt counties — had a gross domestic product of nearly $9.53 billion in 2012.
URBANA — Black Rock Pizza Co. is making a comeback, this time at Lincoln Square.
The restaurant and bar, which operated at 114 S. Race St., U, from February 2012 to Jan. 25 of this year, will reopen Thursday in the 88 Broadway space just off the mall's high court.
Owner Steve Love said the new incarnation will feature the same menu as the old Black Rock.