Category: bussiness

Economic Development Corp.'s director exiting at June's end
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CHAMPAIGN — After nearly 30 years in economic development, Craig Rost is stepping down at the end of June from his post as executive director of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp.

Today's Special: Vinny's moving its New York-style pizza to Campustown
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CHAMPAIGN — After more than eight years serving big, round, cheesy New York-style pizzas at 401 W. Kirby Ave. in Champaign, Vinny’s East Coast Pizzeria will soon be moving.

Just Askin': Pink Pig opening day
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When is Ogden’s Pink Pig opening?The former Pink House is set to reopen Presidents Day as the Pink Pig.

Wired In: Wei Kang
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Each week, Paul Wood talks with a high-tech leader. This week,meet WEI KANG, 37, director of research and development at UI Research Park-based PhotoniCare Inc., which makes medical devices, specifically a device for imaging the ear. He earned his doctorate at Case Western Reserve University and previously held an engineering position at St. Jude Medical in Boston.

Booming UI Research Park running into potential growing pains
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CHAMPAIGN — Since October, the University of Illinois Research Park has celebrated five grand openings for companies such as Country Financial and Monsanto, and the park’s most recent building is already 75 percent full.

Willard Airport flew higher in 2017
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SAVOY — When Willard Airport added United flights to Chicago last June, officials hoped they wouldn’t take away passengers from American.

Biotech billionaire buys Los Angeles Times for $500 million
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LOS ANGELES — A biotech billionaire struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper’s quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years.

Just Askin': Abandoned cars
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Q: How long will an abandoned car sit along the side of an interstate highway?A: It varies, but usually no more than two hours.

Wired In: Aimy Wissa
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Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a different high-tech innovator. This week, meet AIMY WISSA, an assistant professor in the University of Illinois Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering who uses biological concepts to create a wold where robots can fly.

Today's Special: Pastrami the star of Nation restaurant
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URBANA — When Shai Mauth lived in Orange County in California, he loved eating West Coast pastrami sandwiches.