CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Extension received a $1.5 million grant to help farmers reduce nutrient loss into Illinois streams and rivers.
Plans by an out-of-state developer to build the fifth upscale student-housing high-rise of the decade have some wondering whether that’s what Campustown needs.
CHAMPAIGN — Decatur-based Hickory Point Bank announced a new president for its Champaign region.Beginning Feb. 8, Dan Marker will be taking over as the region’s president, replacing Steve Tock.
URBANA — Family restaurant Milo’s is closing next month.The restaurant, which recently celebrated 20 years in business, announced Thursday that its last day will be Feb. 25.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district has turned down an offer to buy the controversial Burnham mansion.
Biz tips? Email firstname.lastname@example.orgCHAMPAIGN — Clothing store H&M plans to open at Market Place Mall.
Business tips? Email email@example.comCHAMPAIGN — The Hardee’s on South Neil Street has closed.
URBANA — A new restaurant that features burgers, eggs and pastries has opened in Urbana.Manager Shai Mauth describes La Royale at 401 N. Broadway Ave. as a sit-in or on-the-go breakfast diner.
Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech leader. This week, meet AMY LAVIERS, a University of Illinois professor and dancer who also runs a start-up, AE Machines. She directs the UI’s Robotics, Automation and Dance Lab, a shared research laboratory seeking to make breakthroughs in understanding the relationship between human and robotic motion. With an innovative lab that uses motion-capture technology and the latest robotic platforms, RAD focuses on tackling the decision and control challenges in robotics, making systems that are easier for humans to relate to and use.
CHAMPAIGN — I3 Broadband, which acquired the fiber-optic network in Champaign-Urbana last year, said it expanded to 2,750 new homes in the last 12 months, and its goal for 2018 is to connect more than 10,000 homes.