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Wired In: Sushobhan Sen

SUSHOBHAN SEN, a Ph.D. candidate in civil and environmental engineering, and his adviser Jeff Roesler, a University of Illinois professor, are working on a project to identify and model urban heat islands to improve public health. They've spoken to departments of transportation to see if they were interested, and they were.

Business listings, Jan. 1, 2017

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

Affordable Construction and Renovation Co., 2301 County Road 2600 E, Ogden, Brandon Hallowell, same address, and Brytt Hallowell, 508 E. Lincoln St., St. Joseph.

Midwest Barber Co., 9 E. University Ave., C, Matthew Daugherty, 1709 Gentry Square, Apt. 105, C.

Seeds of discontent

CHAMPAIGN — Three years after China began rejecting U.S. corn imports, a class-action lawsuit against Syngenta is moving forward and corn farmers have begun receiving notice that they may be part of the lawsuit.

A local lawyer is encouraging farmers to opt out of the class-action lawsuit and file individual lawsuits against Syngenta, a Swiss agriculture company.

Building permits, Jan. 1, 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

McGuire Custom Homes, new single-family residence at 5004 Abbey Fields Drive, $338,000.

Eddie Bauer's Market Place location closing Jan. 22

CHAMPAIGN — The Eddie Bauer store in the Bergner's wing of Market Place Mall is closing.

Employees at the store, who declined to give their names, said the scheduled last day of business is Jan. 22.

Eddie Bauer sells outerwear, clothing, shoes and gear for men and women.

Carmike 13's new parent planning only small changes for now

CHAMPAIGN — After the U.S. Justice Department approved AMC's purchase of Carmike Cinemas last week, the local Carmike 13 isn't expecting any major changes, at least in the short term.

The $1.2 billion deal makes AMC the largest movie-theater chain in the United States, now with over 600 theaters.

Gamblers in southwest Champaign get new luxury seating

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CHAMPAIGN — Local gamblers can now place bets in leisure thanks to a new video machine with two monitors and a reclining chair.

Business listings, Dec. 24, 2016

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

Anderson Street Property, 439 E. Fairlawn Drive, U, Deborah Liu, same address.

Precision Care Home Inspections, 1708 Carolyn Drive, C, Raymond Martinsen, same address.

The Purple Spool, 1712 S. Anderson St., U, Rubina Rea, same address.

Building permits, Dec. 24, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling costing more than $35,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Champaign

JSM Development Services LLC, alteration for tanning salon at 1909 W. Springfield Ave., Suite A, $35,761.

Wired In: Daniel Kofman

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet DANIEL KOFMAN, an entrepreneur, engineer and student with a passion for innovation in defense and homeland-security technology. Daniel is a junior in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois, and he's the founder and CEO of Kofman Technologies.