Business

Quick read: Minimum wage

As Illinois ponders an increase in its minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour, here are some facts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and who gets it:


Building permits, June 29, 2014

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, description, location and cost.

CHAMPAIGN


Law firm adding longtime attorney, expanding offices

CHAMPAIGN — The Meyer Capel law firm is adding longtime Bloomington-Normal attorney Bob Lenz as a principal of the firm and expanding its offices to a new location in Bloomington, the firm announced Friday.


Bloomington Gold 2014

About 4,000 cars arrive for the first day of the Bloomington Gold Corvette event in Champaign Friday June 27, 2014.


Bloomington Gold 2014

About 4,000 cars arrive for the first day of the Bloomington Gold Corvette event in Champaign Friday June 27, 2014.

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Sneak preview: It's Your Business

It's not that downtown Champaign is going to the dogs — rather, the dogs are going to downtown Champaign.

In some cases, they're going to The Dog Den, a dog day care facility that recently opened just east of the Simply Amish store in the former Sullivan Chevrolet building at 52 E. Washington St., C.


Rooms with a view in downtown Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Dozens of people toured the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Champaign on Tuesday, its first day of business.

"I think it will be like this for a while," General Manager Victor Patterson said of the steady stream of visitors eager to see how things look inside.

Area residents have been driving past for months, watching the nine-story building go up, he observed.


Ameren, police warn of phone scam targeting businesses

If you own a small business in Champaign-Urbana and someone calls at a busy time of day, saying you better pay your power bill right now, hang up.

That's the advice from police and Ameren Illinois, which say businesses in Champaign and Urbana, and elsewhere in the state, are being hit by telephone scammers.


Hyatt Place hotel opening

A look inside the new hotel in downtown Champaign Tuesday June 24, 2014.


145-room Hyatt Place opens doors today

CHAMPAIGN — Today's scheduled opening of the Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Champaign marks the culmination of a project that dates back more than three years.

Best hotel in town is .... tell us about it here


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