McDonald's and Chick-fil-A are both employing two-lane drive-thrus with technology that takes pictures of customers' cars to keep track of orders; the former is also exploring using AI to adjust what it shows on its digital menu boards based on time of day, weather and traffic.

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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.

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We said bye-bye to Burnham Mansion, the late Great Impasta and those funky eclipse glasses, and welcome to the 44th president, the Pride Parade and a Pesotum farm-playing Luke Bryan. As the clock winds down on the 2010s — and the countdown continues to a new Costco in Champaign, a casino in Danville and A/C at last throughout Central High School