This is a lot of music for your $29.75.
The Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour arrives at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall with seven bands in tow: The Used, 30 Seconds To Mars, Senses Fail, Saosin, Chiodos, Aiden and Evaline.
CHAMPAIGN – Central Illinois Bank, which has been saddled with regulatory restrictions for 2 1/2 years, is finally free of those.
On Feb. 21, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation lifted the "cease-and-desist order" issued to the Champaign-based bank May 19, 2004, after the bank's parent company ran into problems.
URBANA – Longtime area restaurant owners Johnny and Cheryl Lee plan to open a steakhouse at the former Ned Kelly's site in Urbana later this month.
To be called The Timbers, the restaurant will serve steaks, chops, ribs and seafood, Johnny Lee said.
CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign businessman says he may abandon his plans to expand locally if the state adopts a gross receipts tax.
William Boulanger, the founder of Obiter Research, said the tax would easily overshadow incentives he's been given for a $4 million facility now under construction in Champaign's Apollo industrial subdivision.
URBANA – Two of the three apartment buildings at 1507 E. Washington St., U, which the city was threatening to condemn for multiple code violations, will be temporarily closed within the next few days, the landlord says.
Gabriel Omo Osagie, owner of Gabe's Place Apartments, said he decided to close down two of the three buildings at the troubled complex following a wave of vandalism that left commons areas with broken windows and doors, disconnected fire alarms and little to no lighting.
CHAMPAIGN – RiverGlass Inc. has agreed to take part in a Defense Department project to help improve the nation's response capability to terrorism attacks, natural disasters and pandemic outbreaks, the company announced in a news release.
The company, which has offices in West Chicago and in the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign, is teaming with Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego to support a Defense Department contract for that project.
CHAMPAIGN – The United Way of Champaign County Board selected Lyn Jones today as its next president and chief executive officer.
Jones, of Champaign, senior director of development and public affairs at the University of Illinois Library, will leave that position and assume the United Way post effective April 30.
CHAMPAIGN – As expected, shareholders of First Busey Corp. and Main Street Trust Inc. on Wednesday separately voted to approve a merger of the two bank holding companies.
The merger is expected to take place in the second quarter of this year, but it still needs approval from the Federal Reserve and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
URBANA – Owners are undecided about the future of an Urbana gas station following a fire last week.
Dorothy Collins said she and her husband, Chuck, have not made any decision on the station at 108 W. University Ave., U.
CHAMPAIGN – Chesterbrook Academy plans to open a child development center in the University of Illinois Research Park this summer, its parent company said.
The center will be the second Chesterbrook Academy in Champaign and will accommodate up to 200 children, from 6 weeks old to 5 years old. It will also offer after-school and summer programs for school-age children.