Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.
* The first permit for fracking in Illinois has been filed. It’s for a site in southern Illinois.
* Sherwood Plaza-Kmart on Wabash: Renovation work has begun Permits show Outback Steakhouse, Burlington Coat Factory and Binny's Beverage Depot as initial tenants.
* Kidzeum of Science and Industry: Has asked county board to approve nearly $2.4 million in economic-development revenue bonds, which puts that project over the top after eight-year, $6.9 million in fundraising; Construction kickoff Thursday.