AT&T installing cabinets for video services

CHAMPAIGN – AT&T plans to install 100 utility cabinets throughout the city to bring video services to many residents.

The telephone giant has already obtained city permits to install 33 of the cabinets, which will link new fiber optic cable with traditional copper telephone wire to provide video services similar to those of cable television.

Wendy's back in business on N. Prospect

CHAMPAIGN – All those suffering from Wendy's withdrawal can once again get a Frosty fix on North Prospect.

The Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers store at 2033 N. Prospect Ave., C, reopened Tuesday after an 18-month absence.

New baker features Hispanic goods

CHAMPAIGN – A new international bakery lives up to its name with Chinese-American owners.

To add to the ethnic flavor, it specializes in Hispanic baked goods.

Company set to start construction on new water tank

DANVILLE – Aqua Illinois is ready to begin construction is on a new million-gallon water tank in the Denvale area soon.

Aqua Illinois officials said the new $1.5 million tank will improve water pressure in that area and provide additional storage for fire protection.

Jillian's on Champaign's South Neil Street closes

CHAMPAIGN – The Jillian's restaurant and entertainment center on South Neil Street has closed, with its Louisville, Ky.-based operator saying the Champaign facility had run its course.

"We had a fantastic 15 years in Champaign. We really liked the market quite a bit, but it just ran the cycle," said Tyler Warfield, president of JBC Entertainment. "The downtown has gone through such a resurgence, and we were just enough off the path that it became a tough pull for us."

Hamburg Distributing closing doors after 75 years

CHAMPAIGN – The Hamburg Distributing warehouse in Champaign will close this summer after 75 years in business.

The closing, which affects 89 employees, comes as the result of two big wine-and-spirits distributors forming a joint venture and consolidating facilities.

Homer Discount Mart getting ready to open

HOMER – Shoppers for discounts on general merchandise will soon have a new, local alternative. The Homer Discount Mart is scheduled to open at 110 S. Main St., next door to the Homer Auction, on May 10.

Business owner Bill Marietta of Danville has been stocking shelves and getting the store ready.

Danville United Way moving to new home

DANVILLE – Next month, United Way of Danville will move from the Red Cross building to new offices in the Robert Thornton building in downtown Danville.

The move saves money for the United Way and boosts its visibility, according to Jeanne Mulvaney, executive director of the agency.

Danville Health Club building sold

DANVILLE – A Canadian businessman has bought the Danville Health Club building in downtown Danville and hopes to attract a restaurant and bakery to the site.

George Gill with KKG Investments of Toronto closed early this month on the property, 125 N. Vermilion St., which was previously owned by Chad Bryant.

Couple again pushing zoning change

DANVILLE – A couple whose zoning petition failed last year at the city council is seeking second consideration.

Anthony and Nicole Dye are requesting a zoning change for 104 Porter St. from single-family residential to highway business.