Category: bussiness

Downtown Champaign boutique hotel still a go, but developer changing
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CHAMPAIGN — After some delay, the city is moving forward with its boutique-hotel project — this time with a different developer.

Mexican restaurant to replace Milo's
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Tom’s Mailbag goes live at 2 p.m. Friday. Submit questions here.A sampling of what’s to come:”Milo’s is closing at the end of February. What are the owners’ plans for the building? Lease? Sale? Or perhaps they start a new adventure in that building or elsewhere?”

Today's Special: Newlywed caterers offering Sicilian menu
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URBANA — Urbana newlyweds have launched their own catering business, one that features Sicilian foods.

Parkland celebrating 50 years of agricultural education
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CHAMPAIGN — At Parkland College’s Tony Noel Agricultural Applications Center on Wednesday, students were installing row unit modules on a planter that will be used in test fields to show off the latest in precision ag technology.

Wired In: Nina Kshetry
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Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech leader. This week, meet NINA KSHETRY, the founder and president of Champaign-based Ensaras Inc. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.

Just Askin': Sales of Deluxe fish sandwiches
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Q: How many Deluxe fish sandwiches were sold on Ash Wednesday, the first day they made their comeback at Dublin’s in downtown Champaign?

Rose introduces bill to protect homeowners near retention ponds
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SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that could prevent people with the wrong intentions from buying retention ponds in Illinois subdivisions was introduced this week in the Illinois Legislature by state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.

Groundbreakings on new homes surge 9.7 percent in January
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WASHINGTON — Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale.

Kraft Heinz installing new pasta dryer at Champaign plant
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CHAMPAIGN — With the help of a giant crane, workers are installing a new pasta dryer at the Kraft Heinz plant in Champaign.

Fisher grocery store up for sale after 90 years of family ownership
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By ROSS BROWNFISHER — The village’s downtown grocery store isn’t going anywhere, but one big change is on the way.