Business listings, April 23, 2017

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

American Dreamer, 1061 County Road 1600 E, Philo, Hannah Miller, same address.

Dirty Doo, 1410 Collier Ave., Rantoul, Destini Reed, same address.

Hansen & Co. Beauty Lounge, 604 S. Neil St., Suite 102, C, Tonya Hansen, 1001 W. John St., C.

Longtime owners close Bratland's in Danville

DANVILLE — After 26 years, Bratland's Prescription Shop in downtown Danville closed last week, with its inventory and prescription records being sold to CVS Health.

"Since we made the decision ... it's been very emotional for Debby and I and all the staff here, and customers. It's been sad times," said owner Leo Bratland, 65, who is retiring.

Reducing risks on the farm

CHAMPAIGN — As a retired John Deere farm equipment dealer, Dave White remembers encouraging customers to install rollover protection systems on their tractors.

Little did he know that a rollover protection system would eventually save his own life.

A couple years ago, he was mowing near a ditch when his tractor became lodged in mud before flipping over.

Wired In: Ty Newell

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet TY NEWELL, 65, of Urbana, a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois who has founded three high-tech companies that all involve improving the environment. His Ph.D. is from the University of Utah. Right now, he's extremely interested in new developments at one of his companies.

Building permits, April 23, 2017

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Timothy H. Smith, new single-family residence at 3701 Lighthouse Pointe, $124,000.

Just Askin': Outdoor seating at Champaign restaurants

How many outdoor seats do restaurants have in Champaign?

Champaign bars and restaurants have over 1,300 outdoor seats, according to the city's planning and development department.

That's based only on their outdoor cafe permits, which are only for seating in public spaces, so they may have more outdoor seating on their own property.

Today's Special: Korean restaurant owners expanding in Savoy

SAVOY — The owner of one business at Savoy Plaza is opening a traditional Korean barbecue restaurant on the other side of the shopping complex later this week.

Chulke Chang and his wife, Sang, have owned Star Karaoke at 1503 Lyndhurst Alley, next to Dairy Queen, for about 10 years.

Trump signs order to review Obama's tax rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama.

Tom's #Mailbag, April 21, 2017

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GM to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

SHANGHAI (AP) — General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.