Restaurant inspections: Hospital cafeteria shut down

URBANA — Health inspectors shut down the cafeteria at Presence Covenant Medical Center in May after noting a repeated critical violation — sewage wastewater backing up from the floor drain underneath a hand sink into the grill area.

Building permits, July 31, 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.


C-U Under Construction, addition to single-family residence at 1305 Sussex Court, $83,800.

Business listings, July 31, 2016

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

Five Foot Productions, 1203 W. Clark St., C, Amanda Baker, same address.

Let Us Get It Done 4U, 305 S. Turner Drive, Mahomet, George Howe, same address.

Nu Lyfe Management, P.O. Box 3294, C, Michael Clark, 504 E. Green St., Apt. 10, U.

Wired In: Bruce Litchfield

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Bruce Litchfield, 60, CEO of Sun Buckets. Its parabolic dishes collect solar power to be stored in an energy-efficient stove, the Sun Bucket. When he's not CEOing, he's a professor in the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Who's on your team?

Today's Special: Deli with pizzazz turns 40

MONTICELLO — Opening a deli had never entered Harlean Swing's mind back in 1976. The former Los Angeles girl who had moved to Piatt County had much different goals.

"I had come into some money, and I was going to watch soap operas, travel and gets lots of plastic surgery," said Swing.

It's Your Business: Salads, wraps get starring role

The mind behind Minneci's at the Crossing is launching an entirely new concept in Champaign later this year — a salad restaurant that emphasizes fresh products and quality ingredients.

Restaurateur Rob Meister said he plans to open Salad Meister in the JSM building at Sixth and Healey streets in September.

Learning and earning

CHAMPAIGN — New jobs available in the area that could make you happier and raise your standard of living? Check.

Courses available in Champaign to help you land those jobs? You bet.

Philo Road grocery store calling it quits

What should be built in its place? Tell Urbana's Tom Kacich your solution here

URBANA — The County Market grocery store on South Philo Road will close permanently come 7 p.m. Monday.

Tutoring firm to open local franchise

CHAMPAIGN — A Seattle-based tutoring company says it plans to open a franchise in Champaign, in part because of the "low academic progress rate" of local students in grades pre-k through five.

Birkey's buying Farm Pride equipment dealers

CHAMPAIGN — Birkey's Farm Store Inc. has agreed to acquire the Farm Pride network of equipment dealerships located in Arthur, Casey, Mattoon, Newton and Shelbyville.

The acquisition is expected to close in mid-August.