Here are your 2014 'Forty Under 40'

Central Illinois Business magazine, published by The News-Gazette, has announced the winners of its seventh annual Forty Under 40 Awards.

Judge orders investment firm dissolved

Ruling notes lack of evidence supporting allegations by Holder

URBANA — A Champaign County judge Friday granted the equivalent of a corporate divorce for two long-time business associates whose personal and working relationship had deteriorated to the point they could no longer work together.

IYB sneak peek: Doughbelly Subs moving to Champaign


Here's a sneak peek at an item from It's Your Business. Read this and more Sunday.

Ruling expected in lawsuit over local investment firm

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign County judge is expected to rule today on litigation affecting the future of a Champaign investment management firm.

Flash Index dips in August

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index dropped slightly in August, but remained in the narrow range it's been in this spring and summer.

The index, considered a gauge of the Illinois economy, fell from 106.2 in July to 106 in August, according to the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Company aims to help existing Rantoul firms

RANTOUL — The vice president of a retail recruitment company hired to bring more business to Rantoul said the company's goal is not limited to bringing additional retail businesses to the community. It's also to aid existing businesses.

Business calendar, Aug. 31, 2014

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Quick Read: Area firms make Inc. 5000 list

Inc. magazine recently released its 2014 Inc. 5000 list, a compilation of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned U.S.-based firms based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2013.

Figures below show area companies that made the list, revenue for the 2013 calendar year, three-year revenue growth rate, description of company and number of employees.

New fund focuses on 'behavioral science' research

Firm says effort is only publicly traded mutual fund managed in county

CHAMPAIGN — Cozad Asset Management has launched what it believes is the only publicly traded mutual fund managed in Champaign County.

The fund, known as the Cozad Small Cap Value Fund, began trading July 1 under the ticker symbol COZIX.

Building permits, Aug. 31, 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, description, location and cost.


Mode 3 Architecture, new multifamily residence at 507 S. Second St., $5,340,361.