Business listings, April 22, 2018

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk's office:Alphonse, 705 S. Locust St., Apt. L109, C, Shray Patwal, Chicago.

Cesar's Remodeling and More, 603 N. Fourth St., C, Cesar Bardales, same address.

Grandma's House, 1307 E. Green St., U, Keisha Brown, same address.

Economics have farmers making soybean switch

CHAMPAIGN — In 1924, just 115,000 acres of soybeans were planted in Illinois, compared with 8 million acres of corn.

Nearly a century later, Illinois is the top soybean-producing state in the country, with 10.6 million acres expected to be planted this year, nearly as many as the number of corn acres, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Goebel named as News-Gazette's new managing editor

CHAMPAIGN — Mike Goebel has been named managing editor at The News-Gazette.

At News-Gazette Media since 2003, Goebel previously served as sports editor and, most recently, design editor. He replaces Dan Corkery, who retired after 38 years at the newspaper.

Building permits, April 22, 2018

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


Menold Construction and Restoration, repair work at single-family residence at 716 W. Hill St., $58,442.

Just Askin' | Change of fortune for Gordmans

Q: Did Gordmans ever close?

A: No, it did not. The store is still very much open.

In March 2017, the discount-department store announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and that it would be closing all 106 of its stores.

Wired In: Ujjval Patel

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference maker. Meet UJJVAL PATEL a vice president at Synchrony, a huge credit card company, working with University of Illinois interns at its Emerging Technology Center to make things work such as cashless shopping. The $26 billion credit card company has plenty of room for brilliant interns working on innovative projects.

Developer tight-lipped about Campustown high-rise after alley vote

CHAMPAIGN — The developers behind the 17-story high-rise coming to Campustown said there are still several steps to go before they can talk about their project.

The Champaign City Council approved two items Wednesday that will allow CORE, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in college-town developments, to build around and widen the alley north of The Clybourne at 706 S. Sixth St.

Deal paves way for new Campustown high-rise

CHAMPAIGN — The city council has signed off on an agreement on an alley with developers planning a 17-story high-rise on the east side of Sixth Street in Campustown.