Category: bussiness

UI Extension gets $1.5M to help farmers cut nutrient loss into waterways
January 28, 2018 bussiness

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Extension received a $1.5 million grant to help farmers reduce nutrient loss into Illinois streams and rivers.

Proposal for Campustown's 5th luxury high-rise in 10 years raises eyebrows
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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.

Hickory Point Bank mortgage manager to be president of Champaign region
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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.

Milo's in Urbana closing at end of February after 20-year run
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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.

Offer to buy mansion turned down
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CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district has turned down an offer to buy the controversial Burnham mansion.

UPDATE: Market Place adding H&M, losing Gymboree, moving others
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Biz tips? Email bzigterman@news-gazette.comCHAMPAIGN — Clothing store H&M plans to open at Market Place Mall.

Hardee's on South Neil closes abruptly
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Business tips? Email bzigterman@news-gazette.comCHAMPAIGN — The Hardee’s on South Neil Street has closed.

Today's Special: Burgers, eggs, pastries reign at Urbana's La Royale
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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.

Wired In: Amy LaViers
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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.

I3 Broadband aiming to connect 10,000 homes to fiber network in 2018
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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.