Editor Jeff D’Alessio’s weekly chat with a local boss about leadership, management style and more. This week: The president of Midwest Engineering and Testing Inc., a major player with a big reach in concrete testing and engineering.

This week: The opening of Sushi Siam in Champaign; the winners of WeddingWire’s 2020 Couples’ Choice Awards; nominations being sought by DACC's Small Business Development Center; an Urbana psychologist's new online program; and the grand opening of the CBD Store.

The Latest

Carle, Illini football uniforms, congestion on Green Street, Trader Joe’s, streetcars crossing the UI Quad, sidewalks (or lack of them), a vacant day care in Urbana, a vacant gas station along Monticello Road, a difficult MTD bus stop, the configuration of the newly rebuilt South Prospect Avenue and Biggby Coffee.

Sunnyside in Champaign closed Wednesday and today to both recreational and medical customers due to extremely low inventory, the company said, while NuMed Urbana, has had to temporarily stop selling to recreational-marijuana customers.

Editor Jeff D’Alessio’s weekly chat with a local boss about leadership, management style and more. This week: The dean of the University of Illinois Gies College of Business.

In this week's edition: A new restaurant — Bluefish on the Green — at Railside Golf Club in Gibson City; Jazzercise Champaign at the Savoy Recreation Center; and Champaign-based PhotoniCare's TOMi Scope.

Ahead of Anthony Zilis’ Sunday story about what comes next for Champaign’s bid for the IHSA boys’ basketball state tournament, hear from Craig Anderson, the agency's executive director.

William C. Jackson, who holds two UI degrees in mechanical engineering and is the former administrator of a division of Johnson Controls, which makes building-safety products, began working Monday. UI Trustees will formally vote on his $414,000-a-year appointment Jan. 16.

Going forward, spokesman Jason Erkes said: 'We are evaluating several options for future parking needs, including a pedestrian crosswalk across (U.S.) 45, offsite parking with a shuttle service to our dispensary, as well as encouraging customers to use a ride-share service.'

A new feature on leadership, management style and more, featuring local bosses. This week, the president of hte Champaign County Chamber of Commerce.

A new feature on leadership, management style and more, featuring local bosses. This week: The superintendent of the Mahomet-Seymour school district.