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It's fair to say much of Illinois is flat, but that's not good enough for building roads and mapping flood-prone areas.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the University of Illinois a $799,200 grant for the second phase of the Illinois Height Modernization Program.
CHAMPAIGN – Henneman Engineering is installing a solar panel array atop its offices at 1605 S. State St., C.
The array is part of an 11.25-kilowatt electric generating system, said Michael Henneman, the company's chief executive officer.
CHAMPAIGN – It grows fast, needs few nutrients and releases energy as biomass that could help Parkland College, and other institutions, reduce their reliance on petroleum.
A board that oversees the University of Illinois Research Park is closer to a decision on who will take on the park's expansion, but that decision is not likely to happen at the board's meeting this week.
By JOEL STEINFELDT For The News-Gazette
CHAMPAIGN – This summer, Tanya Weatherly will again decide between having Internet access at home and paying her other utility bills.
CHAMPAIGN – Brian Bell is finding new homes for computers through a program at Parkland Community College.
The entry-level class for computer maintenance is also helping some people to bridge what is called the "digital divide."
"Students take the class, then take a machine home," said Bell, 39.
DANVILLE – It's illegal in Illinois to talk on a cell phone in a construction zone, but every driver pulled over for that offense in a recent traffic detail had no idea the law existed.
DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College's Small Business Development Center will host a seminar called "Internet Marketing 101" on June 15.
It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at DACC's Village Mall site, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
The registration fee is $15, and it includes a box lunch.
CHAMPAIGN – In the middle of a $31,000 process to update the city's website, officials are hoping to make information easier to find and become more "interactive with the customers."