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Each Tuesday, the State Journal-Register business editor, Tim Landis, joins WUIS' Bill Wheelhouse to discuss the latest business news in central Illinois.Airs Tuesdays at 4:45 PM and Wednesdays at 7:45 AM on 91.9 and the stream at WUIS.org.

Business Report: Fairgrounds Foundation; YWCA Building Fate Sealed; Caldwell Mansion; Coffee Beer

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

This week:

* Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation: Private fundraising group announced by the governor at state fair is still getting organized but expects to start fundraising early next year with $180 million in updates in Springfield and Du Quoin growing.
* YWCA building; Demolition permit approved; building could come down any day but still no idea what might go on the block.
* Beer coffee: Is it the perfect drink?  Custom Cup Coffee of Springfield and Rolling Meadows Brewery of Cantrall combined their local brews to create Coffee Break brown-ale beer; first two batches sold out.
* Caldwell Mansion:   Sangamon County has given final approval to conversion of the historic mansion along Route 4 to a bed and breakfast; the owner hopes to open by end of 2017.


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