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Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Holocaust-era assets are now online

A "substantive research interest in Holocaust-Era Assets began in 1996 with various issues related to Swiss dormant bank accounts and gold looted by Nazi Germany.

Lawyers seeking more plaintiffs in suit against Syngenta

URBANA — A group of lawyers suing one of the world's largest agriculture businesses is coming to Urbana in hope of getting local farmers on their side.

The attorneys behind the organization Midwest Corn Lawsuit will host an informational meeting on Wednesday to discuss the case.

The case is a multi-district litigation against Syngenta, a Swiss agriculture company.

City OKs cameras for all its officers

CHAMPAIGN — Citing increased accountability and transparency, the Champaign City Council unanimously approved the purchase of body cameras for all 125 sworn Champaign police officers on Tuesday night.

Selection of dean for Carle-UI med school moves closer

URBANA — Interim Provost Edward Feser said he's hopeful a new dean for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine can be announced by the end of the summer.

UI and Carle officials are finishing up reference checks and "will be negotiating with our top finalists very shortly," he said Monday.

Support for body camera purchase sought in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A request for 125 new body cameras — one for every sworn police officer — has the support of Champaign's mayor and the head of the local NAACP chapter.

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking end of an era

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers
TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writers

'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.

Comic-Con spectacle: Marvel's return

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvel Studios took a year off from Comic-Con, but it came back with a pow on Saturday with a spectacle and star-filled presentation offering exclusive looks at "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."

Wired-In: Julian Sanchez

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Julian Sanchez, 38, wants to make your lawn look good. He has a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Georgia Tech with an engineering background.

#TheMJs, July 22, 2016

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