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Kids and water don't mix, unless they're closely supervised, a new state initiative urges.
It doesn't take a large swimming pool for small children to be at risk; two Chicago-area children drowned last year in half-full buckets, according to Sherry Barr, a team coordinator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
In 1988, WordPerfect was the gold standard for word processing and Lotus 1-2-3 was spreadsheet king.
Microsoft Windows was at version 2.0, and widely panned. Microsoft Word was a relative newcomer. There was no such thing as Microsoft Office.
URBANA – A man accused of taking the duty weapon of a Champaign County sheriff's deputy Friday was charged Monday with disarming a peace officer.
A warrant was served Monday on Richard B. Martinez, 39, whose last known address was in Phoenix, as he recovered from injuries he sustained after being shot by an unidentified police officer Friday night.
URBANA – The decisions Monday by the Supreme Court in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases won't change the way the University of Illinois makes admissions decisions.
The UI considers race as one factor in deciding whom to admit, but it does not use a point system like the one the court struck down in one of the Michigan cases.
URBANA – The University of Illinois will host a yearlong series of events beginning this fall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education.
The events will examine the legacy of the decision, in which the court ruled that a "separate but equal" education for blacks and whites was unconstitutional.
Area librarians say they aren't sure how they will implement a federal law that requires, but does not fund, software filters to block porn on public computers.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Congress can force the nation's public libraries to equip computers with filters that would prevent children from viewing pornography or lose federal funding.
Don't talk about being dumb as a rock in front of this brick.
The "smart" brick developed by University of Illinois researchers can tell you its temperature and whether it's leaning or vibrating, among other things. In the future, it also may report on its humidity level, and on the chemicals it senses in its environment.
The former Hardee's restaurant building at 404 W. University Ave., U, will be converted to a new combination restaurant selling ice cream, doughnuts and sub sandwiches.
A building permit was issued recently to remodel the building as a new Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin Donuts/
GEORGETOWN – Linda Davidson is always looking for more space in the Georgetown Public Library, but, recently, a little house cleaning and an attempt to get some additional filing space netted a precious find for the librarian.
"I was trying to open this bottom drawer in order to rearrange something and find more space," Davidson said of a cabinet toward the back of the library at 105 E. West St. "I had to use a hammer, gently, to get the drawer open, and when I did, it felt like something was caught in the back."
URBANA – An 18-year-old Urbana man was arrested for breaking into one apartment and setting fire to another one in Urbana on Saturday.
Peter J. McCloud, 18, who listed an address in the 1200 block of East Michigan Avenue, was arrested for aggravated arson and criminal damage to property, according to one Urbana police report. He was also arrested for criminal trespass for breaking into a vacant apartment in the 1200 block of East Michigan Avenue, according to another report.