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CHAMPAIGN – Organizers are hoping a two-day conference this weekend will churn out some ideas on how Champaign-Urbana's low-income neighborhoods can better use technology to improve their lives.
If you go...
– Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, 501 E. Daniel St., C.
– Off-campus participants can park at Salem Baptist Church, 500 E. Park St., C., and a free shuttle will take visitors to and from the symposium.
URBANA – City council members next week will again consider a proposed cable franchise agreement with Comcast, a contract that allows the cable company to operate in the city.
The Urbana City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.
URBANA – The University of Illinois could lose millions of dollars in federal grant money for a single researcher because a California company is balking at the paperwork and guarantees required by a state law designed to fight corruption.
URBANA – A comprehensive guide to University of Illinois events in Champaign-Urbana and throughout the state is now up at a website.
CHAMPAIGN – A new award has been established to recognize local technology companies with an excellent workplace, with financial rewards to be given to both the winning company and its employees.
URBANA – The University of Illinois will lead a major ethics initiative after earning a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
DANVILLE – This year, Danville High School GLOBAL House students have been learning about renewable-energy sources with the help of a six-panel solar array that was installed on the school.
CHAMPAIGN – An author and consultant on innovation, excellence and sustainability will be the featured speaker for a sustainability symposium in Champaign next week.
URBANA – A contract that would allow Comcast to continue its operations in Urbana for the next decade – an agreement that is years in the making – will have to wait at least two weeks, after the city council on Monday night deferred a vote to the next meeting.