The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

July 28, 2013

Beer distributor in process of being sold

TILTON — A lot of questions remain about what will happen with the beer distributor Earl Gaudio & Son.

The business, which has filed bankruptcy, is in the process of being sold to Skeff Distributing Co., Inc., another Anheuser-Busch distributor out of Decatur.

John Skeffington, president and CEO, of Skeff Distributing Co., Inc., said discussions are ongoing and there was no purchase contract agreed upon yet.

There were no answers what might happen with the employees and the building at 1803 Georgetown Road.

Skeffington said he couldn’t yet discuss anything else.

Skeff’s annual volume is about 3.6 million cases of beer sold, and Skeff has expanded to include about 100 full-time employees.

It distributes Anheuser-Busch products to the Champaign, Decatur and Springfield areas. Its territory consists of: Macon, Menard, Piatt, Champaign, and portions of Logan, DeWitt, Sangamon, Moultrie, Douglas, Ford and Iroquois counties, according to the distributor’s website.

Phone calls to Earl Gaudio & Son officials for comment were not returned.

The sale of the business recently was approved through Vermilion County Circuit Court.

Questions concerning the business also remain with officials in the village of Tilton.

Tilton Mayor David Phillips said tax rebates have continued to go back to the business. The village entered into a five-year agreement for a portion of property taxes to go back to the business for constructing its new building on Georgetown Road.

The village also initially bought the property for the development.

The business had looked at a location off Lynch Road, but Danville officials didn’t want another curb cut directly off of Lynch and had offered frontage road access instead.

Gaudio, which has distributed to stores in Vermilion, Edgar, Clark and Iroquois counties, had been at another location on Georgetown Road in Tilton since 1980.

It previously occupied various locations in Danville. In 1990, the warehouse expanded when the Gaudio family acquired a beer wholesaler in Paris.

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS-CN 08-21 Bomb photo Bomb scare empties city block DANVILLE — Emergency personnel shut down a city block and evacuated several businesses following a suspicious package found along North Walnut Street.Danville police were contacted a little after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after a black suitcase was discov

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-CN 08-21 Renaissance photo Ellsworth to host Renaissance Village DANVILLE—The Illinois Renaissance Festival will celebrate its 10th year in Danville with some new activities.This is the festival’s 12th year. It was in Champaign in 2003-2004 and moved to Danville in 2005, according to JoMarie Dugan, director of the

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot SPRINGFIELD — Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that a measure asking voters to approve such a measure could not appear on the Novemb

    August 21, 2014

  • Police Reports Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleMonday:Home repair fraud reported in the 1300 block of Vacketta Drive.Tuesday:Trespassing in the 900 block of Wakley Drive.Theft in the 400 block of Gilbert Street.Theft in the 100 block of Grace Street.Th

    August 21, 2014

  • Board pleased with dress code compliance DANVILLE — Although the school year is young, Danville District 118 administrators and school board members are pleased with implementation of the new dress code.

    August 21, 2014

  • Art group plans open house

    August 20, 2014

  • Barbecue contest opens

    August 20, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    August 20, 2014

  • Hoopeston council holds firm on contract

    Mike Streff, Foth Infrastructure & Environment. L.L.C., brought an issue to the city council Tuesday evening regarding the city's elevated water tank.

    August 20, 2014

  • Turtle Reunion T-shirts still for sale DANVILLE — The results from the 50th and Final Turtle Club Reunion, “The Last Lap,” despite the weather, are totaled.The results show a preliminary profit to be given away of $6,598.There still are 50th Anniversary T-shirts for sale to raise that amo

    August 20, 2014

Spring 2014 Photos

Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape
NDN Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Reggie Jackson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Breaking Up? Motorcyclist Sticks Landing This 'Breaking Bad' Reunion is the Most Hilarious Thing You'll See All Day! President Obama talks about who James Foley was Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her 'Anaconda' On the World Watch Helicopter Perform Aerial Ballet Can Buckeyes fill Miller's void? Victoria's Secret Models Prove They're in Fighting Shape How Brian Hoyer Stacks Up With Johnny Manziel Taylor Swift Reveals New Album 1989 is Full-On Pop Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Man Poses for New Mugshot Photo Wearing Shirt with Old Mugshot Photo On It Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners' Caught On Camera: Johnny Manziel Obscene Gesture Rita Ora Embraces the Ice Bucket Challenge Bird surprises soccer player Ashley Young during game Chapter Two: Never too late to become an artist Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral, Raises Over $15M For ALS
Must Read