UPDATED: American adds second flight to Dallas at Willard

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Updated at 12:20 p.m.

SAVOY — American Airlines is adding a second flight to Dallas from University of Illinois Willard Airport.

The new afternoon flight will begin Nov. 5, Willard Airport announced Wednesday.

Pekara Bakery to open second location at Prospect and Springfield

CHAMPAIGN — The long-vacant former Colonial Pantry building at the corner of Springfield and Prospect avenues appears to be on its way to becoming a location for Pekara Bakery & Bistro.

A sale of the building at 811-813 W. Springfield Ave., C, for $700,000 was closed late last month, according to a broker in the transaction, Chris Diana of Twin City Realty.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 9, 2017

After spotting our Instagram photo of Lovie Smith biking to training camp on Monday night, WILL NEWTON took to the comments with an offer: If Coach needs another set of wheels, his new business has a tricycle available.

Google engineer fired over memo is a UI grad, Bronze Tablet scholar

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URBANA — The Google engineer fired after writing an internal memo arguing that biological differences play a role in the dearth of women in top tech jobs was a University of Illinois Bronze Tablet scholar.

AT&T taking down unused tower in downtown Champaign

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CHAMPAIGN — Workers began taking down the large AT&T tower on Clark Street between Randolph and Neil streets Tuesday in Champaign.

Building permits, Aug. 6, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Clark Clayton, new single-family residence at 1904 Alton Drive, $75,000.

Urbana developer opening locally based food hall

URBANA — A food hall containing up to five different restaurants and a small bar is under construction on Broadway Avenue in Urbana.

Urbana developer Matt Cho, best known as the owner of Sipyard in Urbana, said his Broadway Food Hall will open as early as this fall at 401 N. Broadway Ave., just north of the Station Theatre, on the site of the former Four Seasons Garage Sales building.

Wired In: Dario Aranguiz

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet 20-year-old DARIO ARANGUIZ, a University of Illinois graduate student working as an intern at Petronics, which makes robotic animals, beginning with cat toy Mousr. He's also a competitive strength athlete.

Business listings, Aug. 6, 2017

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County Clerk's Office:

Baymont Inn & Suites, 302 W. Anthony Drive, C, Anil Chaudhari, West Chicago, and Dasarath Chaudhari, Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Chad's Mowing Service, 686B County Road 2425 N, C, Chad Hennigh, same address.

Two area farms earn national awards for cheeses

CHAMPAIGN — Two area farmstead creameries have won national awards for their cheeses in the recent American Cheese Society annual competition.

Ludwig Farmstead Creamery in Fithian won second place for its Jake's Wheel Special Herb, in the category of farmstead cheese, with flavor added, all milks, aged over 60 days. The cheese is a semi-soft havarti, made from Holstein cow milk.