Crops looking good so far this summer

Even as temperatures soar, the corn outlook for area farmers remains optimistic.

This week's report from the USDA shows that around 80 percent of crops are in good to excellent condition.

Desperately seeking drivers, Uber and Lyft offer car options

SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Personal Finance Writer

No car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

McDonald's joins "Pokemon Go" craze hoping to catch the wave

MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's will become the first major corporation to collaborate of e makers with the wildly popular "Pokemon Go."

Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Egg prices crack 10-year low as supply tops demand

DES MOINES, Iowa — In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due to fully restocked poultry barns.

Amazon moving in with Illini Union Bookstore

While an Amazon drone dropping off packages on the doorstep may be a few years off, the company's local customers will have a new way to receive their purchases. The Illini Union Bookstore on the University of Illinois campus has partnered with Amazon to create the first pickup location for Amazon products in Illinois.

Business listings, July 17, 2016

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

Ars Antiqua-Il, 2606 Melrose Drive, C, Kenneth Howell, same address.

Clemith and Ava's Helping Hands, 2703A Wellington Drive, C, Ava Henry, 1411 Montgomery St., U, and Clemith Eskridge, 2703A Wellington, C.

It's Your Business: Teacher starts Spanish school

A Champaign man has launched a new private Spanish language school not far from the University of Illinois campus.

Steve Getz opened Intelengua Spanish School at 24 E. Green St., #24, C, not far from the corner of Neil and Green streets.

Getz said the word "Intelengua" is a play on the word "intelligence."

Wired-In: Ryan Migalla

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Ryan Migalla, 23, CEO of Finger Diagnostics. A mockup was a finalist in the Cozad New Venture Competition in April.

Building permits, July 17, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Habitat for Humanity, new single-family residence at 506 E. Columbia St., $120,000.