Storm Damage: May 26, 2019

Damage in Champaign and Urbana following the storm early Sunday morning on May 26, 2019.

Overnight storm batters C-U area

Wired In: Alfred Eisaian

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood interviews a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet ALFRED (AL) EISAIAN, co-founder and CEO of IntelinAir, who is a tech evangelist, serial entrepreneur, environmentalist and angel investor. His ideal workers? "Resilient, smart, nice people."

How did you become an entrepreneur?

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 26, 2019

On this Memorial Day Eve, we asked those who've served: Who's the first person you'll be thinking about Monday and what would you tell a stranger about their story of sacrifice?

Tom Kacich | Even just after WWI, Memorial Day wasn't a perfectly patriotic affair

Not unlike the United States of 2019, Americans in 1919 — just months removed from the end of a great world war — were of two minds about Memorial Day. Was it a day off from work or a day for solemn reflection?

It seemed to take time for the patriotic spirit to kick in, even in those days.

Getting Personal: Julie King

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, Champaign attorney JULIE KING, 48, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. King is a fan of the Rolling Stones and also enjoys studying medieval England.

How did your parents influence your life? Did they encourage you to become an attorney?

Grade A rules day for many at UI

Editor's note: This story, much of which appears in Sunday's News-Gazette, was reported and written by University of Illinois journalism graduate students Pramod Acharya, Ramiro Ferrando and Logan Hanson and journalism senior Chantal Vaca, with copy-editing assistance from journalism senior Emily Ward.

Business listings, May 26, 2019

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

Aa'Kailahs Kreations, 922 N. Third St., C, Trenika Washington, same address.

Bren - Will Daycare #2, 1508 N. Willis Ave., C, Willy Corado de corado, same address.

Mammoth Auction, 1402 N. Harris Ave., C, Christopher Wassom, same address.

Building permits, May 26, 2019

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Legacy Solar, LLC, 31 panel solar system for roof at 2612 Nottingham Court, $39,000.

Budding Parkland entrepreneurs make pitches at first CobraVenture showcase

CHAMPAIGN — At last week's first-ever CobraVenture pitch showcase, nine Parkland College students presented their business plans in crisp five-minute speeches, answering questions about everything from potential competitors and profit margins.

But three months ago, these students started with little more than ideas.