Area update, Nov. 22, 2015

Housing authority board to discuss director's job

DANVILLE — The Danville Housing Authority board has called a special meeting for Tuesday to discuss the employment of the agency's executive director, Greg Hilleary.

This day in history, Nov. 22, 2015

Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2015. There are 39 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

Students 'flip' over prof's class, which blends online and in-class learning

URBANA — Not everyone would show clips of the unfortunately named British game show "Golden Balls" to illustrate a microeconomics lesson, but Jose Vazquez is not a typical teacher.

Business listings, Nov. 22, 2015

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

Gal Friday Industries, 2011 N. Cottonwood Road, U, Laura Weidert, same address.

Prairie Sky Ranch Books, 1414 County Road 2150 E, St. Joseph, Kathryn Martin and Glen Martin, same address.

Shane's Auto Detailing, 306 Stout Ave., St. Joseph, Shane Beddow, same address.

Class only a click away

URBANA — As a first-semester freshman, Madison Aiello was leery of piling too many hours into her class schedule at the University of Illinois this fall.

So she signed up for four classes on campus and two more eight-week UI courses online: introduction to theater and integrative biology.

Environmental Almanac: Wild turkey population is strong in Illinois

With all of the Thanksgiving press devoted to domesticated turkeys — how many we're going to eat this week, how best to cook them, etcetera — you probably weren't aware of this fact, but we're living in the age of the wild turkey.

In space race, C-U missing out

CHAMPAIGN — When Champaign County competed with nine other communities to host the 2016 Illinois Republican state convention, it made the five finalists list but couldn't match what Peoria had to offer, at least when it came down to convenience.

Building permits, Nov. 22, 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.


Tom Loew Design, addition to single-family home at 2605 S. Nottingham Court, $110,000.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 22, 2015

We asked this week's panel: Aside from gorging on turkey and all the trimmings, what was your family's Thanksgiving tradition growing up?


Champaign attorney

John Roska: Can holiday work be required?

Q: Can an employer make you work on a holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas Day? If you do work on a holiday, don't they have to pay you overtime?

And during the holiday season, can an employer prohibit you from taking a day off?