Today's Special: Korean grill opening soon on Neil Street

CHAMPAIGN — Yori Q, a Korean grill and bar, will be the successor to Kamakura restaurant at 715 S. Neil St., C.

The restaurant, which could open as soon as late this week, is an enterprise of Danny Oh, who already has launched several restaurant concepts in West Lafayette, Ind.

Building permits, July 5, 2015

Listed are 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, site and cost.


Whittenberg Construction Co., new multifamily residence (Latitude Building A) at 608 E. University Ave., $21,242,015.

It's Your Business: Karaoke club coming to A-Plus VIP Lounge

A-Plus VIP Lounge in downtown Urbana plans to open a karaoke club and cafe on the second floor of its building, owner Di Yu said last week.

Remodeling work has been going on this summer, and Yu said he hopes the rooms will be ready when University of Illinois students return in August.

So long, Zojo

URBANA — Cafe Zojo, a coffee shop that has been a fixture of The Pines shopping center since 2012, plans to close on or by next Sunday.

Patrons say they'll be sorry to see it go.

Meeting set on increase in size of Ford County swine facility

PAXTON — The doubling in size of a swine facility northwest of Gibson City will be the focus of an informational meeting Monday evening.

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Flash index dips for second straight month

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index has fallen for a second straight month after hitting a fiscal-year high of 107.1 in April.

The index, which measures the Illinois economy, dropped to 106.4 in June, down from 106.5 in May, according to the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

It's Your Business: Capoeira center making the move to Urbana

URBANA — There's soon going to be more movement in downtown Urbana — quick movement involving plenty of kicks and spins.

The Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre Joao Grande — an academy that teaches the Brazilian martial art of capoeira (pronounced CAP-oo-AIR-uh) — plans to relocate to 122 W. Main St. — a second-floor space above Mirabelle Fine Pastries — in August.

2 up, 1 down in bank ratings

Two banks were upgraded and one was downgraded in the latest ratings from BauerFinancial based on data for the financial quarter that ended March 31, 2015.