C-U businessman Khan buying Jacksonville Jaguars

C-U businessman Khan buying Jacksonville Jaguars Tue, 11/29/2011 – 1:59pm | The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached an agreement to sell the small-market franchise to a Champaign-Urbana businessman Shahid Khan. Majority owner Wayne Weaver made the announcement Tuesday, hours after he fired coach Jack Del Rio and gave general Read more »

McDonald’s coming to Savoy

Tue, 11/29/2011 – 4:07pm | Michael Kiser, Anchor, Reporter, Newstalk 1400/WDWS-AM The Village of Savoy continues to expand as new businesses are planning to come to the village. A grocery store and a fast food restaurant are planning on joining a previously announced pharmacy chain in a new development area at the corner of Curtis Read more »

Airport Study Released

The Economic Development Corporation of Champaign County contracted Sixel Consulting Group to review the current governance of University of Illinois Willard Airport. The Corporation offered several reasons for commissioning this study, including determining a more efficient governance structure to remove layers in the decision-making process, reducing the overall cost of governance, giving the regional community Read more »

Gill Athletics 6th Annual Pole Vault!

The sixth annual Gill Factory Vault! pole vault competition was held at Gill Athletics Factory in Champaign, Illinois on July 2, 2011. 86 athletes competed in the open vault and 31 attended the symposium. Among the athletes were Olympians, Derek Miles (2004 & 2008) and Erica Bartolina (2008), and Olympic trainee, Becky Holliday. Gill Athletics Read more »

EnterpriseWorks recognized by

EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois has been named to’s “Ten Start-up Incubators to Watch”. More than 65 companies have had their start-up in EnterpriseWorks since it opened in 2003. Being a resident of EnterpriseWorks provides office and lab space, consultations with three of the incubator’s experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence and availability of student interns from Read more »