Coming sooner than you’d think to a sky near you: vehicles like the ones George, Jane, Judy and Elroy Jetson used to take Astro for rides in. We didn’t believe it, either — until we asked automotive and aviation insiders what big changes they wouldn’t be shocked to see by the turn of the next decade. Here’s who we caught up with for chapter 2 of our monthlong look at what could be in store for dozens of industries between now and Dec. 31, 2029.

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Among the 1,957 former students and faculty featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: two-degree grad and 2019 D.C. Illini of the Year Scott Shearer, whose career in the agriculture industry included a five-year stint as deputy assistant secretary of the USDA.

Each month for the past 12 years, Chuck Zelinsky has hand-delivered a plaque to a local business, recognizing proper display of the American flag.

Farm bankruptcies, the food and beverage tax increase in C-U, an infrequently used runway at Willard Airport, a problematic sign at Memorial Stadium, the new track at Champaign’s McKinley Field, farmland at Philo and Windsor in Urbana, and locally made toffee.

'It's ugly. It makes everything 50 to 100 percent harder,' said Dennis Riggs, who had all hands on deck Friday at his farm near Sidney get everything finished before rain lashed down all weekend.