News-Gazette outsourcing printing, packaging

CHAMPAIGN — News-Gazette Media announced Monday that it will be phasing out its local printing and packaging operations in the coming months.

At the end of the transition, all printing and packaging services will be provided by the Journal Star in Peoria. The Journal Star offers more modern equipment and facilities, which allow for improved print reproduction quality at a lower cost.

N-G prep sports coordinator's video earns national honor

NEW ORLEANS — Prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis' account of an area basketball star's recovery from injury was named the nation's best Long Video in its circulation category in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest.

Building permits, April 9, 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.


TAG Residential LLC, new single-family residence at 301 Doisy Lane, $158,607.

Today's Special: Seafood's the catch every day at Danville ex-pizzeria

DANVILLE — The former Monical's Pizza restaurant at 1511 N. Bowman Ave. in Danville is seeing new life as a seafood place.

Shark's Grill opened Wednesday in the converted pizza eatery.

Owned by Mohammad Allan, a former chef at the Firehouse Restaurant in Danville, the new restaurant offers a variety of fish.

Business listings, April 9, 2017

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

90's Daughter, 1503 W. Green St., C, Michael Esteves, same address.

Aerial View Aviation, 1604 S. Division St., Apt. A-2, Mahomet, Amanda Shay, same address.

BILOGOS, 1102 E. Colorado Ave., #214, U, Dodzi Akotia, same address.

Competition has hair businesses going a cut above

CHAMPAIGN — Hairdos come and go, but Gene Ankenbrand has been a constant in the local hair industry, cutting styles he didn't always understand.

"Back in the '70s, long hair was in, and we weren't sure how to cut that, so we turned everyone down," Ankenbrand, 75, said. "After a couple years, we started cutting the longer hair and that worked out."

Updated name for hotel would include Lincoln reference

URBANA — A more complete image of the possible Landmark Hotel renovation is forming, and it includes a name change.

Wired In: Raunaq Jaisinghani

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet RAUNAQ JAISINGHANI. He has helped out Illinois Business Consulting as well as in his own venture. Jaisinghani has moved on from his Illinois workplace to start new employment in India, under the Invest India initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Startup India campaign in New Delhi.

Just Askin': First Busey Corp.'s incorporation location

Why is First Busey Corporation incorporated in Nevada?

While First Busey Corporation is headquartered in Champaign, it has been incorporated since 1993 in Carson City, Nev.

New retail center planned close to Market Place

CHAMPAIGN — A new retail center is on the way in Champaign, near Market Place Shopping Center.

A sign has been posted at the northwest corner of Neil Street and Town Center Boulevard, directly across Neil from the Hobby Lobby store, announcing there will be 12,000 square feet of space available in this new development that's coming soon.