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End of landline service would be a hang-up for some

CHAMPAIGN — Only about 10 percent of customers in AT&T's Illinois territory still use traditional landlines.

Tom Adair of Mansfield is one of them.

"I get a lot more calls on the landline, so I guess that's one reason I haven't dropped it," said Adair, who also has a cellphone.

Wired In: Nate Pillow

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet NATE PILLOW, 33, the partnerships manager at Wolfram Research in Champaign. He's a University of Illinois alum, a world traveler and also a reader of toddler-appropriate books.

Building permits, July 2, 2017

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

Champaign

Jeffrey R. Haynes, alteration to single-family residence at 705 N. Harris Ave., $77,000.

ABC settles $1.9B 'pink slime' lawsuit with meat producer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime."

Rail line spurs Brainerd Chemical's interest in Danville site

DANVILLE — An Oklahoma-based chemical company hopes to expand its newest facility in Danville, which is conveniently located next to a rail spur that could be the key to future growth.

Car-X franchisee on sale: 'A little bit more of a simple existence'

CHAMPAIGN — In what he described as an effort to simplify his life, businessman Parham Parastaran sold his 16 Car-X locations and started pitching a memoir to publishers.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank among those getting donations from Prairie Farms

CARLINVILLE — Prairie Farms is celebrating National Dairy Month by donating 14,500 gallons of milk, or 232,000 servings, to food banks across the Midwest.

Among them is the Urbana-based Eastern Illinois Foodbank, which will receive 500 gallons worth of vouchers.

Top of the Morning, June 27, 2017

Before we announce the 10th class of Central Illinois Business Magazine's Forty Under 40 winners, a shout-out to the all-star judges who made it possible.

UPDATE: Revised Landmark Hotel offer 'never went anywhere'

URBANA — Urbana has rejected the proposed Landmark Hotel renovation project over concerns about its cost to taxpayers.

New-Jersey based Crimson Rock Capital requested $9.5 million in city funds for its $24.5 million proposal to redevelop the hotel into a Hilton Tapestry boutique hotel.

Over 20 years, the city would have had to pay $15 million, the city said.

Building permits, June 25, 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.

Champaign

Menold Construction & Renovation, repair of single-family residence at 1002 W. Hill St., $173,321.