Danville Japanese steakhouse opening week of Thanksgiving

DANVILLE — The owners of Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse announced Monday that they are opening their new Danville restaurant the week of Thanksgiving.

Data with destiny: Summit speakers discuss civic tech's growth

CHAMPAIGN — At the fourth annual Big Data Summit, several speakers shared why they believe technology and open data can be used for everything from helping end world hunger to informing citizens about sewage in the Chicago River.

Wired In: Federico Zuckermann

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, FEDERICO ZUCKERMANN, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine who has created a vaccine that could help solve a $650 million problem in the pork industry.

Business listings, Nov. 13, 2016

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

CP Lawn Service, 3134 Palmer Drive, C, Christian Schrader, same address.

CU3D (Champaign-Urbana 3D0, 1014 E. Kerr Ave., U, Erron Watts, same address.

Fashion Cartel, P.O. Box 1584, C, Stachia McClinton, same address.

Building permits, Nov. 13, 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.


John M. Rossi Jr., addition to single-family residence at 1106 Wilshire Court, $44,500.

Catlin, Oakwood IGAs closing on day before Thanksgiving

The grocery stores in two Vermilion County communities are set to close the day before Thanksgiving.

Employees at the Oakwood IGA, 100 S. Scott St., and Catlin IGA, 102 N. Sandusky St., confirmed both will close Nov. 23.

"We've known for a while, but he just made it public today," said Catlin employee Connie Baker, referring to Jesse Mitsdarffer, who owns both businesses.

Today's Special: Slice Factory expands to Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Slice Factory is coming to Campustown.

The pizza eatery, based in the Chicago area, is planning to open a downstate location at 625 E. Green St. in Champaign, next to Zorba's.

Opening day: TBA.

Kennekuk County Park getting second music festival

DANVILLE — Another outdoor music festival has picked Kennekuk County Park as the site for an event next year.

Vermilion County Conservation District officials on Wednesday approved a three-year lease of Kennekuk with Progressive Innovations Ltd., which will hold a festival there on Memorial Day weekend.

Railside shuts down

GIBSON CITY — Railside Golf Course has been shut down — and not just for the offseason.

Owner Doug Brucker said Monday that he has closed the 18-hole, 197-acre public golf course in Gibson City, plus its 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, which features a pro shop, restaurant, lounge and 150-seat banquet facility.

Who needs a Lyft?

CHAMPAIGN — The popular ride-sharing service Lyft is officially up and running in Champaign-Urbana, about a year-and-a-half after rival Uber arrived.

With Thursday's launch, Lyft is now in four cities across Illinois, including Chicago, Evanston and Naperville, as the service expands across the U.S.