It's Your Business: Strip mall planned near Lowe's

A suburban Chicago developer has purchased land in front of Lowe's in Champaign and is planning a small strip mall there.

The two businesses planned to be located at 1902 N. Prospect Ave. will be an Aspen Dental office and an AT&T Wireless store.

Aldi plans new store on North Prospect

CHAMPAIGN — A new Aldi supermarket is expected to be built near the Champaign Walmart store, replacing the current Aldi on North Mattis Avenue, a company spokesman said.

Health Alliance says state used inaccurate data

URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans says it has learned a state agency used flawed information to select managed-care plans to provide health coverage for state employees and retirees.

Danville council considers extending enterprise zone to Henning

DANVILLE — Danville city officials will vote Tuesday night on whether to extend the enterprise zone several miles north of the city to Full-Fill Industries in Henning, where that company will be doubling in size and workforce in the next year.

Construction set on Carle expansion

URBANA — Construction is about to get under way on Carle Foundation Hospital's $220 million campus expansion.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday on Park Street west of the hospital.

Danville back in line for casino in legislative proposal

SPRINGFIELD — Danville will again be included in a casino gaming expansion bill that is expected to be introduced in the House this week.

It's Your Business: New bar opens in downtown Champaign

Downtown Champaign recently welcomed a new watering hole to its lineup of bars.

The long-vacant Lox Stock & Bagel space at Neil and Chester streets is now home to Quality, a place where people can choose from more than 100 different beers, including many microbrews from around the U.S. It opened April 30.

Champaign school board narrows search for search firms

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district has narrowed the possible candidates for both an interim superintendent and a search firm to help find a permanent superintendent.

CIB, Centrue show smaller losses than prior year

CIB Marine Bancshares and Centrue Financial Corp. each reported Friday that their first-quarter net losses were significantly smaller than a year ago.

CIB Marine Bancshares — the parent company of Central Illinois Bank — said its net loss was $1.3 million, down from $2.4 million during the first quarter of 2010.

Economic Development Commission to tackle Willard governance

CHAMPAIGN — The search is on for a new governance structure for Willard Airport in Savoy.

The airport has been owned and operated by the University of Illinois since 1946, when the UI established the Institute of Aviation there.