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

Each week, Marcus Jackson gives us the best Twitter has to offer. Follow him at @MarcusJ_NG

This week's top tweets:


McDonald's joins "Pokemon Go" craze hoping to catch the wave

MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's will become the first major corporation to collaborate of e makers with the wildly popular "Pokemon Go."

Hackers access Illinois voter registration database

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois election officials say hackers attacked the state's voter registration system last week and it was shut off as a precaution.

Rich Warren: Reader emails: Knowledge is power

Living in a high-tech hub such as Champaign-Urbana accrues many benefits. One of those is highly knowledgeable readers. We recently wrote about "just a few major companies" manufacturing the majority of lithium batteries. A reader, who makes his living involving batteries, responded:

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Revolutionary War-era photos found

Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter recently reported that journalist Joe Bauman has posted photographs of men who fought in the Revolutionary War — a rare occurrence since "the dawn of practical photography" was not until the early 1840s.

Twitter cheers the news of new UI chancellor

What they tweeted after Robert Jones was named the next chancellor at the University of Illinois:


Urbana optimistic on fiber-optic sale

URBANA — Urbana officials are optimistic that a mutually beneficial agreement will be reached soon that will give the city enough information to allow it to waive its right to buy iTV-3 Inc. and let St. Louis-based CountryWide Broadband buy the stalled company instead and expand fiber-optic internet throughout the community.

Deputies in Illinois' Union County start using body cameras

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — Deputies with the Union County Sheriff's Office in southern Illinois have started wearing body cameras.

Top of the morning, July 18, 2016

If Slip F-18 and the Busted Flush mean anything to you, there's a pleasant surprise in the digital offerings of the Champaign Public Library.

The TRAVIS McGEE series is available in the library's "My Media Mall" digital service.