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China's Recon buys majority stake in Millennium Films

HONG KONG (AP) — China's footprint in Hollywood is expanding following a wire and cable maker's purchase of a controlling stake in independent studio Millennium Films, which produced "Rambo" and "The Expendables."

Recon Holding said Thursday it is taking a 51 percent stake in Millennium for $100 million.

#TheMJs, Feb. 24, 2017

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Entertainment listings, Feb. 23-March 2, 2017

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This weekend

TRIVIA NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION

What: Hosted by Unity West PTO. Arrive early to pick your own table, view and bid on the silent auction items. Maximum of eight players per table; work as a team to come up with the answers. 50/50 raffle and games between rounds. Bring your own food.

Jim Dey: He's got a vested interest in state budget deal

Greg Baise isn't one of the brawlers in the 20-month-old state budget scrum between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, but he's sure got a dog in the fight.

Business listings, Feb. 19, 2017

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

Comer Express, 1717 Kirby Ave., PMB 303, C, Malcolm Comer, same address.

Gopher Mafia Games, 2404 Arden Drive, C, Timothy Adams, Jamie Fender and Tiffany Adams, same address, and Matthew Silverman, 302 Sunrise Drive,, U.

Monticello Bootcamp teaches entrepreneurial essentials

MONTICELLO — About two years ago, Samantha Koon loved the idea of opening a wine bar.

She still does, but the Monticello businesswoman has since launched a gourmet meal delivery service (Gourmet to Go), and soon will open a boarding house (Zybell House) and home decor and gift shop (Monticello Mercantile).

Urbana woman's family motto: 'Farming without harming'

URBANA — Growing up on the family farm near Sidell in the 1950s, Carol Goodall Wock logged many miles in the summers, walking her father’s bean fields and cutting corn stalks.

“It wasn’t fun,” said Wock, 78, of Urbana. “But that was what farm kids did.”

The oldest of four children, Wock never imagined that later in life she’d be involved in the farming of that land.

Business lisitings, Feb. 12, 2017

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

Ambros + Rivera Real Estate Investment Solutions, 3906 Summer Sage Court, C, Francisco Ambros and Melixa Rivera-Sustache, same address.

Bark Naturally, 107 E. Springfield Ave., Apt. 302, C, Simetra Scott, same address.

Business listings, Feb. 5, 2017

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

AF Antronics, 2118 Seaton Court, C, Loren Anderson, same address.

All Things Moving, 3904 Inverness Road, C, George Davidson Jr., same address.

Cundiff Home Improvements, 507 W. Meyer St., Thomasboro, Cody Cundiff, same address.