Area video gambling

This is a list from the May 2014 report from the Illinois Gaming Board of video gambling terminals in Illinois.

The columns show:

Which town the terminals are in

The name in which the license is held

How many terminals the establishment has

How much money was played

How much money was won

Net income

How much tax money went to the state

Ask 'Mimi' June 22, 2014

Kevin Kelly mentioned on air this past week that this was his final week at WILL-FM. What's up?

On June 30, Kelly will move to Elgin, where his wife landed a job. He and Ayano Sakai, a Japanese-born scientist, married in September. "We met on the tennis court," Kelly told me.

Business listings, June 22, 2014

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

Da Vinci Perfumes, 300 S. Lincoln St., Rantoul, by Asad Soud Abu Mahfouz, same address.

DeBord's Auto Care, 2706 E. Main St., U, by Damian and Merle DeBord, same address.

Dog House on the Prairie, 1211 N. Staley Road, C, by Aaron Wozencraft, P.O. Box 392, Sidney.

Business and professional briefs, June 22, 2014

New jobs

McMeen joins Carle. Dr. Victoria McMeen has joined the medical staff at Carle, working in allergy and immunology.

She received her medical degree from the National Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1997. She received fellowship training in allergy and immunology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, from 2006 to 2008.

Community gardens: Food, camaraderie — and you might learn something

Champaign resident Gordon Smith doesn't really need to rent a garden. He already tends one at home.

But early Monday morning, a hot and humid one, he was watering his pepper plants at his two plots at the Eddie Albert Community Gardens at Dodds Park between Parkland College and Mattis Avenue.

Letter from Birdland: Backyard friends love strawberries

Today in Birdland, we have a gentle drizzle. The rain is welcome, though we have been lucky in precipitation, not like the past two years of drought.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, June 22, 2014

We asked this week's panel: What's the one childhood item you couldn't stand to be without — and might just pitch a fit if Mom, Dad or your summer camp counselor tried to make you?


CEO, Sunset Funeral Homes, Danville

Getting Personal: Linda Moorhouse

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Linda Moorhouse, interim director of bands at the University of Illinois.

So ... what's new with you?

Top of the Morning, June 22, 2014

Our e3 cover story on pole dancing earned me an odd look at home from the wife and kids. So I asked Cass Palmer, Pole Dancer No. 1 in our community, what kind of reaction she gets when she tells of her expertise.

"Just like any other aerial art, pole is not something to be ashamed of," she said. "My mantra is: 'Ain't nothing wrong with pole dancing!' Because, there isn't."

Weekend update: Made in the shade

Today and Sunday, the Arts In the Park festival in Danville offers 50 to 60 artist booths, food, ersatz Beatles, gospel and a big band. It's at Lincoln Park on Logan Avenue. Best thing about this: most of it's free. In its 26th year, the festival offers "every kind of entertainment," says Danville Parks & Public Facilities director Steve Lane.