Building permits, Dec. 13, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

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


Sun Structures Design, addition to single-family home at 1112 W. Kirby Ave., $55,500.

Wired In: Andrew Singer

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Andrew Singer, 48, a University of Illinois professor who guides budding entrepreneurs as director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center and has his own projects, including being CEO at OceanComm, Inc.

Is South Neil the next North Prospect?

Editor's note: A portion of this story appeared exclusively online on Friday. This is the complete version, which appears in today's newspaper.

CHAMPAIGN — Cruising around the nearly full parking lots circling south Champaign's newest restaurants, it's easy to imagine there must be some powerful lunchtime hankering around here for burritos, burgers and wood-fired pizza.

New business listings, Dec. 13, 2015

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

CBPB Popcorn Shop, 22 E. Springfield Ave., C, Isis Griffin and Alven Alloson, 6 Southwood Court, C.

Law Office of Pamela J. Burnside, 1606 Willow View Road, Suite 2B, U, Pamela Burnside, 1708 Garden Hills Drive, C.

It's Your Business: Rock Steady fighting disease

A new gym exclusively for people with Parkinson's disease has opened on Champaign's north side.

Owner Lora Mock has opened Rock Steady Boxing Champaign, a fitness and training gym, at 2110 N. Market St.

The gym provides facilities and training to allow people with Parkinson's to practice boxing skills to aid with their conditioning.

Today's Special: Papa Del's is rollin'

CHAMPAIGN — The location that will soon house Papa Del's remains a construction zone: Mounds of dirt, wooden planks and construction equipment surround the old Coca-Cola Bottling Co. building at 1201 S. Neil St.

John Roska: When does the loser pay winner's attorney fees?

Q: In a court case, how does one side end up liable for the other side's attorney fees? If I sue and win, does the other side have to pay my attorney fees?

A: You can't just make the loser pay. It takes a contract or a law to make the other side liable for your attorney fees.

Home sales down, prices up for November

CHAMPAIGN — The bad news: Year-over-year home sales in November were down in the Champaign County area.

The good: The median price of those homes was up.

Numbers of note from the Champaign County Association of Realtors' November report:

#SundaySneak: Is South Neil the new North Prospect?

Business is booming on South Neil in Champaign thanks in part to construction at Carriage Center. Staff writer Deb Pressey analyzes the growth on A-1 Sunday. An excerpt:

What's in a name? WDWS/WHMS

Mike Haile, general manager of WDWS, WHMS and WKIO explains why the station's call letters are so heavily used in programming.