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Danville won't enforce rules on temporary signs

DANVILLE — The city of Danville has decided it will not make businesses take down their temporary signs for now, and in the meantime, aldermen will discuss a possible rewrite of the city's temporary sign ordinance.


Business roundup: Groundbreaking set for Danville credit union

DANVILLE — The Danville Bell Credit Union plans to break ground Saturday for a new facility at 3591 N. Vermilion St. in Danville.

The new 3,500-square-foot building near the intersection with Poland Road is expected to open early this fall. The credit union's current office is at 307 N. Walnut St., Danville.


They started in Macedonia; now they're an all-American success

URBANA — Success was simple for four men from Macedonia who have owned several family restaurants in central Illinois.

All you have to do is follow their simple instructions: Work seven days a week, 14 hours a day. Then draft or enlist your entire family in the restaurants.

And Christmas?

"We always worked Christmas," Jack Pinjoli says. "We never even thought about it."


Business roundup: State Black Chamber of Commerce meets in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Willie Wilson, founder and CEO of Omar Medical Supplies, will be the luncheon speaker for the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce summit in Champaign today (Wednesday, Feb. 27).

The summit runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C. Registration for the "Build Your Brand" summit is $15 at the door.


Business roundup: Village Inn Pizza closes; family business for sale

URBANA — Village Inn Pizza has closed after 47 years of operation, and the business is up for sale, according to a release from the family-owned company.


It's Your Business: Lounge among new tenants of M2 on Neil

Look for a new lounge to open in the former Trevett-Mattis Banking Co. space immediately west of Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works in downtown Champaign.

Work on the lounge is expected to start this spring, with an opening anticipated for early summer, said Rebecca Motley, vice president of administration and special projects for One Main Development.


It's Your Business: Tin Roof Tavern opening in Urbana

Scott Cochrane said he hopes to open a new bar, the Tin Roof Tavern, at 604 N. Cunningham Ave., U, later this month.

That's the former location of Geo's Chill and Grill, Rumor's Bar and Grill and most recently Mug Shotz.

Cochrane said he envisions the place as a neighborhood bar where people can get a good hamburger, chicken sandwich or nachos.


Counting down the most-viewed stories of 2012: 1-10

We're counting down the 50 most-viewed stories from 2012. Here are the top 10.

1. Jan. 16: Coroner identifies woman who died in I-74 incident


Counting down the most-viewed stories of 2012: 21-30

We're counting down the 50 most-viewed stories from 2012. Here are numbers 21-30.


Luna owner moving to 'new chapter' after closure

CHAMPAIGN — The owner of the recently closed Luna Restaurant in downtown Champaign said she's ready to do something different.

Raquel Aikman, who operated the restaurant for a decade, told The News-Gazette by email: "I am recently married and a new mom, and with just having turned an exciting 40, I am ready to start a new chapter."