The Douglas County sheriff answered a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 21st installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting local leaders of organizations big and small.

What does the recently passed federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act do to help unemployment claims? It expands unemployment compensation to those who are not otherwise covered and modestly expands the amount one would get under Illinois unemployment compensation.

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In our weekly feature spotlighting area religious leaders, Editor Jeff D'Alessio talks with local pastors about the most unique blessings they've been asked to perform.

Among the 1,993 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: 1983 grad and University of Iowa Foundation President/CEO Lynette Marshall, who in 2013 was given the College of ACES’ Award of Merit.

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.