Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois senior who recently launched a web-development and information-technology startup, Mahomes Tech, which provides services to economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.
'If you can make it go in Jacksonville, Ill., then you must be doing something right,' Tom Lenz said of his private sports complex. Mayor Andy Ezard said while it's not a huge employer, the indirect benefits to the town have been tremendous.
These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk’s office:
Scott Cochrane has been planning to add one to his Midtown Crossing development, but ordinances make no mention of one, so the plan commission will take up the matter at its meeting Wednesday.
This week's stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign’s Dixon Graphics, a 2019 Arts, Culture, and Education Award winner for, among other things, 'going out of their way to support, advocate for, advise, encourage, and promote local artists as they conduct their art businesses.'
When it became apparent that the environment and land use committee's vote was headed for a 3-3 tie, it decided to delay it until November, presumably after county board Chairman Giraldo Rosales names a replacement for Tanisha King-Taylor, who resigned.
Giselle Rodriguez of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, News-Gazette Media's 2019 Forty Under 40 Woman of the Year, said the award 'is the ultimate confirmation that I'm not a stranger to this place anymore.'
The newly constructed four-story, 80-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott along Lynch Drive near Interstate 74 on the eastern outskirts of the city will cater to a niche market that was underserved locally, according to officials with Sunrise Hospitality, which owns the hotel and two adjacent properties, a Holiday Inn Express and a Hampton Inn.
CHAMPAIGN — The incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park has received $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to continue its program to support women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs.
At Monday's UI Research Park board meeting, Fox Development CEO Andrea Ruedi proposed a $15 million project that would expand the existing Swine Research Center at Curtis and First Street and move the pigs to a new swine production facility near Race Street and Curtis Road.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor whose lab developed the first autonomous, self-propelled biohybrid swimming robot at sub-millimeter scale in 2014 and is now working toward intelligent versions by incorporating neurons.
'It's a wonderful thing you can do for your community,' said Mary Jeanne Hutchison, who has overseen construction of that southern Illinois community's sports complex since 2005.
The lab on the third floor of the University of Illinois' Gies College of Business is one of the manufacturers being highlighted by the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. as part of this year’s manufacturing month.
The state is strictly limiting how many such facilities will be allowed to operate. The newest type of licenses — for brand-new dispensaries that don't sell medical marijuana — are limited to 75 total and restricted to certain geographical regions.
Tony Khan, president of All Elite Wrestling and a co-owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars under father and owner Shahid, brought a few friends to C-U to sign autographs after announcing that the group's TNT-based show, 'Dynamite,' will have a live taping Dec. 4 at State Farm Center.
Village Manager Dick Helton said board members would also have to approve a future ordinance that would allow a cannabis dispensary to open in the village.
During Big Ten media day in Rosemont, the Illinois men's basketball coach and his players all expressed support for a recent law signed in California this week that allows student athletes to profit on their own name, image and likeness.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI sophomore who serves as project manager of Stay Glassy, which recycles used glass bottles to create quality products that will benefit others.
The latest endeavor for Walt and Kathy Wright has been a quarter-century of selling their wares at as many as 30 shows a year in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign's Minuteman Press, now part of the 'You print one. We'll plant one' project.
And a temporary casino — which state law allows to operate until the permanent one is finished — wouldn't be operational until early 2022, according to documents submitted to the city's zoning and planning commission.
Angie Brix said the city should look at smaller ways to promote economic activity, with such efforts focused on north Champaign and the downtown area. She also advocated for using alternative incentives, like updating infrastructure near the project or handing over some city property in place of tax reimbursements.
They must also wait for the state's clarification on how to regulate social consumption of cannabis in clubs or private locations, as the act that legalizes recreational cannabis conflicts with the Smoke Free Illinois Act passed in 2008.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI junior majoring in systems engineering whose concept for the Illinois Enactus program is called Donable — a project to connect volunteers with the people who need them.
How secure is the disposal provided at the local electronics recycling event on Oct. 12? What about at local firms that offer e-recycling? Is there a third-party data-security expert who could offer an informed opinion or advice on this sort of thing?
Video doorbells and smart light fixtures will be on display at homes and apartments in the Conway Farms subdivision in Mahomet developed by Tabeling Development.
Though several in attendance spoke out against allowing the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits, aldermen voted 9-3 to allow it and to impose a 3 percent tax on sales.