URBANA — Downtown Champaign was a "kind of barren place," Carlos Nieto said, when he returned to town in the mid-1990s.
But in the years since, he and his partners have opened 10 restaurants and bars downtown and in southwest Champaign — among them, Jupiters, Cowboy Monkey and The Highdive.
New product lets researchers get images of them without killing them in process
CHAMPAIGN — Biological researchers can get faster, more sensitive images of live cells and tissues thanks to a company building on technology developed at the University of Illinois.
The Champaign metropolitan area has made Beyond.com's list of the top 10 areas in the U.S. to find a job for the second straight quarter.
During the third quarter of 2013, Champaign ranked No. 6 in most job opportunities per capita.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Champaign moved up to No. 5, when it came to the highest number of open jobs and the least competition for them.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
1732 Creatives, P.O. Box 3056, C, by Cyrus Williams, same address.
Ask Joe to Mow, 1214 Cambridge Drive, C, by Joseph F. Asselin, same address.
Champaign Tattoo, 1410 N. Neil St., C, by Ray Allen Hughes, 4514 Lindsey Road, C.
Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the initial findings of its 2012 Census of Agriculture. Here are some of the findings.
1. Illinois ranked third among the 50 states in terms of crop sales, behind California and Iowa. Illinois crops were valued at $14.1 billion, up 30 percent from the 2007 census.
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.
Bash & Schrock, new single-family home at 2804 Springhill Lane, $322,400.
Heartland Gallery, the Celtic arts, crafts and gift store that recently closed in downtown Urbana, is coming back in two new locations.
Business owner Jan Chandler said she plans to open up a booth space in the new "north store" of Crossroads Corner Consignment inside the Whiteline Building at 723 S. Neil St., C.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Risner joins realty firm. Lee Risner of Urbana has affiliated with Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Champaign, as a full-time sales associate on the Jeremy Brandow team.
Risner, who has been in real estate since 2010, has experience in residential real estate sales, manages rental properties and is trained in short sales.
URBANA — An Indianapolis-based agency that coordinates services for youth hopes to move into its new Urbana offices as soon as Monday, the executive director of the local office said.
Choices Inc. has leased 6,500 square feet on the second floor of the County Plaza building at 102 E. Main St., U, with the expectation of having about 30 employees there eventually, Todd Schroll said.