Downtown Champaign mega project covers whole nine 'Yards'

CHAMPAIGN — The name of the mega development proposed for downtown Champaign's south side: The Yards.

The price tag: a cool $200 million.

The status: At least some of the details will be shared at a joint meeting tonight of the city council and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board.

Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

LONDON (AP) — Google is going to Europe's top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.

The technology giant is set for a showdown at the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday with France's data-privacy regulator over an order to remove search results worldwide upon request.

Second try at auction of Urbana's Landmark Hotel starts today

Hear from Mayor Diane Marlin Tuesday at 4:20 on WDWS.

URBANA — With an auction set to begin today for the Landmark Hotel, officials are hoping the sequel's a bigger hit than the original.

Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ford won't be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump's claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America.

Citing Trump's new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America.

CBS' Moonves is latest exec felled in MeToo era

NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood's top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry's most powerful executives.

Wired In: Mitch Minarick

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference maker. This week, meet MITCH MINARICK, founder and CEO of FarmAfield, which lets users buy crops and livestock with the click of a button. After graduate work at the University of Illinois, he worked as a research professor at University of Nebraska.

Champaign County group hopes farmers reach for the STAR

CHAMPAIGN — If a homeowner wants an energy-efficient washing machine, they can look for an Energy Star appliance.

If a college wants to show that it's newest building is "green," it can be certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, program.

Just Askin' | Remodeling at KFC/A&W in Savoy

Q: What's going on with the KFC/A&W in Savoy?

A: The store at 1321 N. Dunlap Ave. is being remodeled.

"It is temporarily closed," said Lori Eberenz, a spokeswoman for KFC. "It's getting a roof repair and will reopen once that has been completed."

Building permits, Sept. 9, 2018

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.


Signature Construction Inc., new single-family residence at 3613 Freedom Blvd., $330,000.

Business listings, Sept. 9, 2018

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County Clerk's Office:

Cruz Welding, 1011 W. Bradley Ave., Amilcar Cruz-Bran, same address.Healing Rock Books, 1707 Lyndhurst Drive, Savoy, Charles Tucker and Laura Tucker, same address.