CHAMPAIGN — The former News-Gazette building in downtown Champaign is reopening this weekend for an open house as its new owners explore how to turn the 109-year-old building into an innovation center.
Chicago-based Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is offering teachers, front-line essential workers and active and retired military personnel a break on its services at all 16 of its locations, including those in Urbana and Danville.
These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk’s office:
RANTOUL — A Gifford, N.H., firm has entered into an agreement to buy one of four hangars on the former Chanute Air Force Base.
Ben Manns: 'In my mind, it just makes sense to help as many people as you can as often as you can.'
Regina Johnson has been baking cakes for years, but once she needed to start a gluten-free diet for health reasons, she decided to begin perfecting her cakes and other baked goods in all gluten-free versions.
Champaign and Urbana distributed more than $700,000 in federally-funded COVID-19 relief grants through the Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency program created by the state.
Luxe Balloons & Backdrops by T. Nickole will be taking over the former Teavana store at the mall Feb. 11-14 to sell helium balloon bouquets to go.
“Occupancy is still very low in the area, between 20 to 30 percent for January. Typically, it is double that. ... We hope to see that continue and increase now that the vaccine is being distributed.”
“When I do look for a barber, I look for, ‘Can you cut everybody’s hair?’” Al Allison says. “Because I don’t want anybody to walk through that door and feel like they’re not welcome."
DANVILLE — The Collins Tower building has dominated the downtown Danville skyline for decades, but if city officials had their way, it would be long gone — a victim of deterioration and age.
WATSEKA — A company with stores in Danville, Gibson City and Watseka has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing all its locations in the next couple months.
“My late father had an unmatched work ethic, an expansive vision and a creative approach to problem solving. Most of all, though, he was very generous and had a real heart for his co-workers and customers.”
Andrea Hunt-Shelton has continuied her CU Petal Project throughout COVID-19, putting donations to work along with her own donated time by making/delivering floral bouquets to nursing home residents, hospital patients and others who may be cheered by flowers.