SIDNEY — Sitting at his desk at a Champaign car dealership on Friday, Dennis Riggs dug into a big piece of chocolate cake.
Something, though, was missing.
"We were just saying 'Wouldn't it be nice to have some Dairy Barn ice cream to go with this chocolate cake?' " Riggs said.
Atwood now has its own pharmacy — complete with a drive-thru window.
Sav-Mor Pharmacy has opened at 112 S. Main St., adjacent to the Kirby Medical Clinic on the clinic's south side.
Owner Dave Falk said the store does more than just fill prescriptions.
"We sell over-the-counter products, cough and cold medicines, pain relievers, vitamins and first-aid products," he said.
MONTICELLO — Come the end of business Monday, many loyal customers will lose their favorite pharmacy in downtown Monticello.
On the bright side, they won't have to go looking for a new pharmacist.
HOOPESTON — Someday, the marquee lights will be coming back on at the Lorraine Theater, an effort that may cost more than $500,000 but would light up this town that has had its share of setbacks.
"We probably have roughly $160,000 in it already," says Jim Richards, a leader in the effort. "People have been very generous."
On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Leslie Gilliard, 30, CEO and founder of Nardo Technology, which develops rapid and accurate electrochemical sensors for forensic, food safety, agriculture and environmental testing markets. She is finishing up her doctorate at the University of Illinois.
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.
Habitat for Humanity, new single-family dwelling at 904 N. Hickory St., $100,000.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:
Allhands Hardwood Flooring, 2406 High View Court, C, Jon Claude Christian Haley, same address.
CI Healthy Vending, 1304 Woodland Court, Mahomet, Paulette Sullivan, same address.
TUSCOLA — For sale: A big red barn next to an outlet mall.
Price tag: A cool $3.5 million.
Interested? Over the months it's been on the market, the Red Barn Buffet & Shoppes property has entertained some lookers, but it remains up for grabs, according to Champaign Realtor Alex Ruggieri.
URBANA — Urbana's first microbrewery is moving closer to becoming a reality.
After the city council signed off on a liquor license this week, Riggs Beer Company's co-owner said the plan is to start brewing in May and open by June.
"That's our goal," Matt Riggs said. "There's obviously quite a bit of things to do between now and then."