Condos up for sale in development in Urbana

URBANA – Thinking of investing in some real estate?

Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty recently listed for sale several condominiums within Fairlawn Village in Urbana.

The 174-unit development includes one, two and three-bedroom units. Coldwell Banker is selling a total of eight two-bedroom cottages in Fairlawn.

New funeral home plans to open in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – A new funeral home plans to open on North Market Street in the space formerly occupied by the Hambrick and Son Funeral Home.

Williams Memorial Services Ltd. aims to be open at 1203 N. Market St., C, by July 1, according to Stacey A. Henry, director of sales for the new enterprise.

Subway apologizes to customers, says salmonella danger is past

CHAMPAIGN – Subway has a message for its Illinois customers:

We're sorry. Please come back.

A statement the company issued Wednesday, as the total number of confirmed salmonella cases linked to Illinois Subway restaurants reached 80, included:

Bement grocery breaks ground

BEMENT – Trish and Jim Fritz of Bement broke ground at 900 N. Macon St. for their new grocery store, JTA Foods Inc., on Monday in front of a crowd of friends, family and community members. The village has been without a grocery store for over a year after a store downtown closed its doors.

It's Your Business: The Stop aims to be local bar-and-grill detour

Marvin Meadows and Angela Alwardt already have two bar-and-grills, and they've come up with a road-tested concept to get people to stop at their third.

Franchisee will await better location, timing for next Kentucky Fried Chicken in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – The Kentucky Fried Chicken on North Prospect Avenue closed recently because the franchisee wants to find a better location north of Interstate 74.

The restaurant at 1308 N. Prospect Ave., C, ceased operations at the beginning of June, said Joseph Adams, director of human resources for the franchisee, Clinton-based Bartlett Management Service.

Solo will boost employment at some plants, including Urbana, after closing others

URBANA — Solo Cup plans to boost employment at its Urbana plant by 10 percent to 15 percent as a result of closing plants elsewhere, the company said.

On Tuesday, the Lake Forest-based company announced it will close plants in Owings Mills, Md.; North Andover, Mass. and Springfield, Mo.

Home sales strong in Champaign County in May, despite national weakness

Home sales in Champaign County continued to surge in May, even though national sales showed some weakness.

The number of sales in Champaign County was up 26 percent from May 2009, while the average selling price was up 5 percent, according to the Multiple Listing Service of the Champaign County Association of Realtors.

Small business center in Champaign hoping for a rescue

CHAMPAIGN – The Small Business Development Center in Champaign could go out of business itself if a rescue doesn't come soon.

State revenue falls again, 10% in May compared to a year ago

SPRINGFIELD – After five years of decline, state revenue continued to plunge in May, according to the monthly briefing of the Illinois General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.