Final plat approved for distribution center site

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Dave Hinton, May 31, 2012 RANTOUL — The village board will be asked to approve the final plat for a subdivision of land that could be the site of a nearly 800,000-square-foot distribution center west of the village. The name of the company and what would be distributed from the new Read more »

Champaign-Urbana, IL Ranked Among Best Places for College Grads 2012

Champaign-Urbana Metro area is ranked 4th in the nation among communities large and small as a professional destination for college graduates in 2012.  Among the variable measured are: Share of jobs in professional, technical, and creative occupations (BLS) Average salaries and wages for professional, technical, and creative occupations (BLS) Money left over after paying for Read more »

Champaign County High Schools Win Exceptional Honor – U.S. News Rankings

Two Champaign County high schools have earned the bronze ranking from U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s best high schools for student performance.  Urbana High School (UHS) and Heritage High School in Broadlands.  This is UHS’s second bronze award since 2010.   UHS has also earned a place two years in a row on Read more »

Scharlau sees ‘slightly better’ economy

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Don Dodson, May 8, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — Payrolls of major employers are rebounding. Retail sales are growing. The local housing market is stabilizing. And farmers are anticipating another year of strong commodity prices. Those factors, plus anecdotal evidence, make Busey Bank Vice Chairman Ed Scharlau think the local economy is getting Read more »

Starting up in Champaign-Urbana; IntelliWheels’ Co-Founder Marissa Siebel Shares Insights

Article Source: TECH cocktail, Zach Davis, May 3, 2012 I can  remember my first bicycle quite vividly.  It was a hand-me-down, cherry red and clunky (a bike is only as good as it’s rider).  Because it was a single-speed, any route that involved hills, specifically the kind that slope upward, translated loosely to terror.  Needless to say, my Read more »