Rantoul 'institution' for sale

RANTOUL — One of the most popular diners in the area is for sale.

The father-son duo of Doug and Matt Mayer will sell Ott’s Drive-In in Rantoul. 

$160 billion deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writers
TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writers

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

Michael Jordan, Jewel-Osco reach settlement over use of name

CHICAGO (AP) — Spokespeople for Michael Jordan and a supermarket chain say there's a settlement regarding the alleged misuse of the basketball star's name.

Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers

MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

Pfizer, Allergan $160 billion deal forms world's largest drugmaker

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.

Countries approve economic agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thirteen years after mooting the idea, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than both the European Union and North America, and one that hopes to compete with China and India.

Watch out: It's a bad time for lost luggage

NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

To avoid problems, arrive at the airport early enough to let your bag get to the plane, and print out a copy of your itinerary from the airline's website and stick it inside just in case all the tags get ripped off.

Business listings, Nov. 22, 2015

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Gal Friday Industries, 2011 N. Cottonwood Road, U, Laura Weidert, same address.

Prairie Sky Ranch Books, 1414 County Road 2150 E, St. Joseph, Kathryn Martin and Glen Martin, same address.

Shane's Auto Detailing, 306 Stout Ave., St. Joseph, Shane Beddow, same address.

Building permits, Nov. 22, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Tom Loew Design, addition to single-family home at 2605 S. Nottingham Court, $110,000.