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Business listings, April 21, 2019

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

CASCADE, 1202 Reserve Court, Mahomet, Wai Tat Fu, same address.

Kate Vignette, 111 / 2 E. University Ave., Suite B, C, Katelyn Dudley, 105 N. Fair St., C.

Lawh Shark, 402 W. Main St., Ogden, Gabe Clements, same address.

Illini legend Downey adds Entrepreneur of the Year to list of accolades

CHAMPAIGN — The awards keep coming for Champaign businessman, Illini basketball legend and generous donor Dave Downey.

Business listings, April 14, 2019

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

Liberty Guns & Ammo, 307 E. Second St., Homer, Dale Katterhenry, 203 W. South St., Homer.

Peaceful Squirrel Healing & Tarot, 804 N. Neil St., Suite 202, C, Gillian Gabriel, 907 S. Lynn St., U.

Mechanodontics' behind-the-teeth braces capture 2019 Cozad Challenge

CHAMPAIGN — A startup that makes braces placed behind the teeth took first place in the 20th annual Cozad New Venture Challenge.

Mechanodontics received $25,000 and plans to use that money to outsource less of the manufacturing of the braces.

Downtown Champaign's Record Swap may soon play its swan song

CHAMPAIGN — Four decades after Record Swap opened in Champaign-Urbana, the store may be closing this summer if owner Bob Diener doesn't find a new location.

His rent would have gone up 50 percent in July, Diener said, so he declined to sign a new lease at his building on the east edge of downtown Champaign.

Business listings, April 7, 2019

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

Flower Child Home Day Care, 1507 Carver Drive, U, Juannaca Cowart, same address.

Miranda Graphic Designs, 2509 County Road 600 E, Dewey, Miranda Ottney, same address.

Sweets 2 the Sweets, 1146 Alta Brown Drive, Rantoul, Patricia Brown, same address.

Urbana council freezes liquor licenses for video-gambling terminals

URBANA — After a few years of hitting the fast-forward button when it comes to businesses that serve liquor and video gambling, the Urbana City Council has decided to push pause.

On Monday night, the council voted 6-0 to approve an ordinance suspending the processing and granting of applications for Class G-1 liquor licenses, which allow gambling terminals in established businesses.

Wired In: Gary Durack

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet GARY DURACK, president of Tekmill and CEO of SIMnext, both of which were founded in the University of Illinois Research Park. An engineer who is veteran of academia and industry, Durack has spent decades helping people turn novel ideas into finished products.

Downtown Champaign in midst of transition game

CHAMPAIGN — In the last few months, Bacaro, Radio Maria, Destihl, 51 Main and Memphis on Main have either closed or announced plans to move from downtown.

But One Main Development CEO Dave Jones isn't concerned.

Business listings, March 31, 2019

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

217 Outdoor Services & Landscapes, 502 Millerwoods Lane, Mahomet, Sarah Spencer, same address.

Annette Construction, 3313 Brentwood Drive, C, Devon Craig, same address.

I Candy Collections, 105 N. Mattis Ave., C, Shevon Davis, 1701 E. Michigan Ave., U.

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