Wired In: Tim Sinclair

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high tech difference maker. This week, Tim Sinclair, 37, CEO of RINGR, an app that lets you connect on the phone, record your conversation and instantly download it for editing, playback and sharing — with impressive sound quality.

Faces of harvest: 'A big family'

When you think of the folks who bring in the fall harvest, the hard-working farmer is the first face that comes to mind.

Building permits, Oct. 11, 2015

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Verizon Wireless, alteration for cell tower antenna at 601 S. Country Fair Drive, $25,000.

Growing pains or gains?

By by mediaplayer"> ROBERT HOLLY/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting 

Since their introduction in the 1990s, genetically engineered corn seeds have indirectly led to higher yields

Miga makes its move up rankings

CHAMPAIGN — A downtown Champaign restaurant last week vaulted to No. 5 on's latest rankings of the best restaurants in Illinois, including Chicago.

Couple turning wine hobby into business

VILLA GROVE — Scott and Daphne Piercy have decided to turn their winemaking hobby into a wine business. The couple will open the Simple Life Wine Co. at 211 N. Sycamore St. in Villa Grove later this month.

Business listings, Oct. 11, 2015

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

Baer Knuckle Muscle, 401 N. Draper Ave., C, Derek Baer, same address.

Carlos Mowing & Landscaping Services, 31 Tulip Tree Drive, C, Carlos Perales, same address.

Caston Sanitation, 901 N. James St., C, Willie C. Caston Jr., same address.

It's Your Business: Joe's Liquor opens in northwest Champaign

A new liquor store has opened on Champaign's northwest side.

Joe's Liquor on Bradley began operations Friday morning at 1807 W. Bradley Ave. in the Parkland Plaza shopping center.

Owner Joel Ruiz said having his own store has been a longtime goal.

Tom's Mailbag, Oct. 9, 2015

To ask Tom a question, click here