Tour aims to break old-school perception of manufacturing jobs

DANVILLE — It's dirty, hot, sweaty, back-breaking work where you check your brain at the door.

That's Judd Peck's description of the old-school perception of manufacturing that companies like his — Danville Metal Stamping — battle to dispel, especially when trying to find qualified workers.

Pork processing plant expands in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Rantoul Foods' pork processing plant will build a 48,000-square-foot expansion.

New iPads, Mac system expected at Apple event

BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low


Campaign touts accomplishments, entices tech talent

CHAMPAIGN — A marketing campaign to persuade prospective employees to move to Champaign-Urbana could get underway in a few months if backers can find a way to cover the $100,000 cost.

Soggy weather still crimping Illinois corn harvest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois farmers know they've got a banner corn crop on their hands, but getting it out of the fields is proving to be an ordeal.

Frenchman wins Nobel for market power research

KARL RITTER, Associated Press

It's Your Business: Dancing Dog readies its all-vegan menu

After months of preparation, the Dancing Dog is nearly ready to perform.

The Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery, billed as the area's first all-vegan restaurant, plans to open Monday, Oct. 20, in downtown Urbana, according to Brian Behrns, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Linda Lehovec.

Business and professional briefs, Oct. 12, 2014

New jobs

Carle names vice president. Cheryl Gerow has been hired as vice president for information management and data analytics at Carle.

She was most recently director of business intelligence for Dean Health Systems, Madison, Wis. She had worked at Dean Health Systems since 1997, filling several management roles.

Business listings, Oct. 12, 2014

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

4U Nails & Spa, 121 S. Mattis Ave., C, by Van Thi Bao Cao, 1958 Jefferson Drive, U.

Bell Services, 508 E. State St., Mahomet, by Tanya Bell, same address.

MF Spirit, P.O. Box 130, Seymour, by Marie Fiedler, 216 S. Independence St., Monticello.