Credit unions hold steady in ratings

No area credit unions saw a ratings change in the latest evaluation by BauerFinancial, based on regulatory data from March 31.

The 20 area credit unions rated by BauerFinancial retained the ratings they had for the quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2013.

Updated: Home sales up for sixth consecutive month

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in the Champaign area rose in May for a sixth consecutive month, relative to the same months last year.

A total of 305 homes were sold in May, up from 295 homes in May 2013, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service.

Business calendar, June 15, 2014

Thursday, June 19

Showcase of Homes returns

SAVOY — If you're one of those folks who like to see what's trending in new home construction, the Champaign-Urbana Showcase of Homes may provide you with clues.

The open house, which features seven newly built homes in Savoy's Prairie Meadows subdivision, begins Friday and runs through June 29. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.

Business and professional briefs, June 15, 2014

New jobs

Nate Evans Group adds three. Josh Hinkle, Kelly French-Strube and Stacy LaCour have joined the Nate Evans Group with Keller Williams Realty, Champaign, as sales partners. All three will focus on residential real estate.

Hinkle previously spent several years in sales at Coldwell Banker and Sullivan-Parkhill in Champaign.

It's Your Business: Empanadas House opening campus store

The Empanadas House is finally getting a "house" of its own.

Juan Olarte began operating The Empanadas House food truck in Champaign-Urbana last year. The business serves up empanadas with a variety of fillings, such as beef, chicken and pork, as well as dessert empanadas.

Now the business is getting ready to open a store in Campustown, at 404 E. Green St., C.

Friends detail value of Wise investments

CHAMPAIGN — Friends and business partners describe Murray Wise as a man who always knows the value of a good investment — whether it's scooping up farmland that skyrockets in value or adopting two children from Russia and watching them grow into young adults.

200 AT&T jobs coming to Rantoul

RANTOUL — About 200 new jobs will be coming to Rantoul as a result of a shift in employment at AT&T.

The company will relocate the positions from its Springfield facility to its Rantoul call center at 1 Aviation Center Drive on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

Building permits, June 8, 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, location, description and cost.


Roland Realty, new multifamily residence at 37 E. Chalmers St., $406,003.

Business calendar, June 8, 2014

Monday, June 9

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