Amazon's N.Y. home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.

Friends of Urbana Free Library's next used-book sale starts Thursday

URBANA — The next used-book sale held by the Friends of the Urbana Free Library will start Thursday and run through Monday.

It will be held in the Lewis Auditorium on the ground floor of the library at 210 W. Green St., U.

Champaign library earns 'Star Library' status for 11th straight year

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Public Library has been recognized as a "Star Library" for the 11th year in a row.

Amazon splits HQ between N.Y. and northern Virginia

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia.

Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs.

Deb Aronson | 'Wishtree' is a beautiful, heartfelt story


"It's hard to talk to trees. We're not big on chit chat. That's not to say we can't do amazing things, things you'll probably never do. Cradle downy owlets. Steady flimsy tree forts. Photosynthesize. But talk to people? Not so much."

Library events, Nov. 11-18, 2018

Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the main library, get tech questions answered at the Getting Started workshops. This week's topic is getting started with the internet. Sign up online ( or call 217-403-2070.

C-U haiku, Nov. 11, 2018

Tear-drop ruby leaf

Wind drifts from top of elm branch

Onto the curbed road.

— Kathleen Owen, Decatur

Submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and place of residence, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Kelly Strom | Books look at varied moods of the holidays

It's the time of year that is filled with the juxtaposition of love and hate. We love all of the holiday food but hate the extra poundage. We love buying gifts for others but hate the commercialism. We love seeing loved ones but hate the stress that comes with it.

I have pulled two books that address some of these things but in different ways.

Meredith Corp. selling Fortune brand for $150M to Thai businessman's firm

NEW YORK (AP) — Media and publishing giant Meredith Corp. says it is selling its Fortune brand for $150 million in cash to Fortune Media Group.

The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close by the end of the year. Meredith said Friday it will use the proceeds to pay down debt.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018


This weekend


What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.