Skittles production begins at expanded Illinois plant

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The maker of Skittles has expanded production of the colorful fruit-flavored candies to a facility in northern Illinois.

Johnson Publishing announces sale of Jet, Ebony magazines

CHICAGO (AP) — Ebony and Jet magazines, which have chronicled African-American life for the past 71 years, have been sold to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm.

London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image

DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Court upholds net neutrality rules on equal internet access

SAM HANANEL, Associated Press
TALI ARBEL, Associated Press

Walgreens cuts ties to blood-testing company Theranos

Troubled blood-testing startup Theranos says it will continue serving customers through independent retail locations a day after the nation's largest drugstore chain severed ties with the company.

Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

Few insurers cut rates for new car safety technology

DETROIT — After hearing good things about the latest in crash-prevention technologies, you decided to add automatic emergency braking to your new car.

The feature costs north of $2,000 on most vehicles. Yet even though data show it can prevent crashes, the discount from your insurer is likely to be zero.

Building permits, June 12, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $45,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Sunbuilt Homes, addition to single-family residence at 14 Greencroft Drive, $169,604.

Fairly Profitable

FARMER CITY — A year ago, organizers of Farmer City Heritage Days decided it was time to go big and book a national music act for the 2016 event.

It's Your Business: Photo studio focuses on life's sweet side

A single mother has launched a full-service photography studio in Mahomet,

Heather Wanninger has started Sweet Lemonade Photography at 207 E. Oak St.

She specializes in weddings, senior portraits and family portraits, but she also does corporate head shots and sports photography.