URBANA – A national contract to supply SuperTarget stores means another 50 full-time warehousing jobs at Supervalu's distribution center in Urbana.
Hiring for the positions began last week, with wages starting at $14.13 an hour and increasing to $19.60 an hour after three years, said Mike Guth, general manager of the distribution center.
Painful as it might be, think back to your junior high school math class when they taught you to solve problems like 2 x Y = 6.
Easy, right? That Y, called an "unknown," obviously stands for 3. Now think about solving a problem with 20 million unknowns – that is, 20 million of those Ys.
RANTOUL – Rantoul's Aviation and Economic Development Department is moving its offices to be in the middle of an area it is trying to promote.
Mayor Neal Williams confirmed Friday that the department's offices and staff will be moving to the Rantoul Technology Center, formerly known as Smith Hall, by July 1.
URBANA – A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, man was arrested by Urbana police Saturday and accused of organizing a motorcycle theft conspiracy.
Jeffrey E. Haas, 28, was arrested on the conspiracy charge about 7 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of East University Avenue, according to an Urbana police report.
Blue Kangaroo Books in Danville will host a late-night book release party in honor of the fifth installment of a best-selling series.
Owner Vicki Auditore plans to open her downtown business for the party, starting at 10 p.m. Friday. The new book, "Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix," will be sold at midnight.
URBANA – Construction going on in the lobby of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts means it will soon be easier for people in wheelchairs to buy tickets or find an accessible restroom.
Renovations that started last week will make the lobby of the building more accessible to patrons with disabilities and help to better comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The act requires public buildings to be accessible to people with disabilities.
Al Morgan wasn't thrilled about the amount of time he had to spend on his hands and knees pulling weeds.
As a result, gardeners and organic farmers may find themselves using a new kind of weed-fighting mulch, one that starts out as a foam like shaving cream, turns into a "fibrous organic mat" that keeps weeds from sprouting and lasts an entire growing season.
CHAMPAIGN – In mid-May, police were called to Franklin Middle School after a bomb threat, a dramatic event emblematic of the troubled year there. It wasn't the last time police would visit the school.
Faculty members at Franklin say events during the school year just completed have been so
In the future, a doctor with a patient in need of a new bone might design one on a computer screen and then punch a button to make it reality.
If that sounds like science fiction, consider this: Researchers at the University of Illinois and Sandia National Laboratories, working with Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, did something a lot like it recently.
URBANA – When Matthew Woodbury rolled up to his parents' house in Urbana on Saturday, he had ridden his bicycle for two weeks, through rainstorms and over mountains, to get there.
And he's only about one-fourth of the way through his trip.