'Talented Twelve'

URBANA — Higher education was buzzing this spring about the "Great Eight" — eight African-American women who received doctorates from the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Business listings, July 3, 2016

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

BeUtiful Boutique, 3906 Rockdale Drive, C, Dennessia Hall, same address.

Call Eddie, 2303 Welland Drive, C, Rosalva Favila and Heriberto Huerta, same address.

Greer Outdoor Service, 1758 Layman Lane, St. Joseph, Christopher Greer, same address.

For the retirees, July 3-10, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

The Big Apple on a budget

By Karen Rabbitt

As part of a longer camping trip, I wanted to absorb the sights and sounds of Manhattan without spending a lot.

Ask 'Mimi,' July 3, 2016

Didn't you go to the same high school as Gene Vanderport?

Yes, he was in my late brother's class of '67 at Westville High. I was a freshman when they were seniors. Gene was our student council president. I have looked up to him since then.

Wired In: Peter Folk

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Peter Folk, 38, CEO of Volo Broadband, a Uni High grad who took some UI classes, then went to small, liberal arts-focused Reed College in Portland. He was inspired to create his company offering fiber optic gigabit Internet service after first bringing the internet to Espresso Royale in Urbana.

Ted Kooser: An American Life in Poetry, July 3, 2016

By Ted Kooser/U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-06

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

Outside at the Research Park

Las Cafeteras, designated by L.A. Weekly in 2013 as the city's best alternative Latin band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Outside at the Research Park concert.

It's Your Business: Brothers' brewery features corn from family farm

Over the years the Urbana property at 1901 S. High Cross Road has hosted everything from a softball complex to a comedy club, off-track betting parlor, the Cardinal Caravan and a family pizza restaurant.

On Thursday, the building began its latest reincarnation: as the home of the Riggs Beer Company.

Area history, July 3, 2016

Today is Sunday, July 3, 2016. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: