After 43 years, Monical's in Danville closes

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DANVILLE — Monical’s Pizza is closing one of its two locations in Danville.

After 43 years, Monical’s Pizza on Bowman Avenue has closed its doors, restaurant officials announced Monday morning.

Business listings, Oct. 2, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Cundiff Home Improvements, 507 W. Meyer St., Thomasboro, Cody Cundiff, same address.

Grooming by Jessica, 1517 Rutledge Drive, U, Jessica Lemke, 2227 Heather Hills Drive, St. Joseph.

Tesseractive Technologies, 713 S. Randolph St., Apt. 16, C, Jonathon Marshall, same address.

Philo Road: They really mean business

URBANA — Ride down Philo Road in the southeast part of town and what was once a sprawling commercial district for the city isn't so today.

Building permits, Oct. 2, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, shell building at 902 Meijer Drive, $500,000.


Wired In: Mani Golparvar

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, MANI GOLPARVAR, CEO and co-founder of Reconstruct Inc. At 35, he's an associate professor, Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow and Excellence Faculty Fellow at the University of Illinois's engineering schools.

Champaign's Armory Capital investing big in MicroD

CHAMPAIGN — Armory Capital, a private equity firm based in Champaign, has made an investment in MicroD, a technology company serving the home furnishings industry.

According to Charlotte, N.C.-based MicroD, it was a major investment.

Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.

Coming soon: HuHot in Champaign

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CHAMPAIGN — A national restaurant chain that specializes in “create your own stir fry” cuisine is coming to Champaign.

No shortage of help bringing in crop for injured Newman farmer

NEWMAN — When he had received word that local farmer Dave Young was injured during an accident that would prevent him from harvesting his crop, Douglas County Farm Bureau manager Tyler Harvey began brainstorming ways to help out.

"Having grown up on a farm, you never want to see a situation where someone can't take out their crop for harvest," Harvey said.

Go figure, Sept. 28, 2016

A numerical look at local headlines:


Days since a $133 million winning lottery ticket was sold at the Tuscola BP, and still no one has come forward.

Harvest Market to open Oct. 6

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign’s newest grocery store has set its grand opening date: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m.

Harvest Market, the centerpiece of the Carriage Center development at 2029 South Neil Street, will become Niemann Foods’ first “concept” grocery store.