URBANA – An updated website for the city of Urbana will focus more on functions and issues rather than municipal government departments.
Bill DeJarnette, director of information services for Urbana, said the new site – http://www.urbanaillinois.us – will officially launch Thursday.
Phone bills for some customers in East Central Illinois will look different beginning later this summer.
Before the University of Illinois invented the web browser, a team of UI researchers "invented" – in theory – a tablet computer with most of the features of Apple's iPad.
The year was 1988. The web browser, Mosaic, came five years later.
CHAMPAIGN – An office, retail store and salon are the first three organizations to earn green business certification from the Illinois Green Business Association.
MATTOON – Consolidated Communications' first-quarter earnings were more than double those of a year ago, even though revenues were down 3 percent, the company reported Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN – Champaign-based DWS Inc. has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to acquire the license for WUIL-FM in Arcola.
The station, which advertises itself as 107.9 JAMZ, is currently licensed to Champaign Partners LLC of Oklahoma City. John S. and Melanie W. Maguire are listed as the principals in Champaign Partners.
SPRINGFIELD – In a stunning ruling, the Illinois Commerce Commission awarded the Ameren Illinois Utilities a tiny fraction of the $130 million rate increase the company requested.
DANVILLE – AT&T wants to put at least two new transmission towers in Danville, but the preferred site for one is on American Legion Post 210 property and will require a zoning change.
URBANA – If you're looking for opportunity over the next 25 years, look to energy technology.
That field is poised to succeed information technology as the next big economic driver, said Thomas Siebel, the founder of Siebel Systems.
A software vendor has released a new update that should alleviate the bugs that invaded University of Illinois computers on Wednesday.
An update to the antivirus software that protects most UI machines appeared instead as a virus Wednesday morning, according to Mike Corn, chief privacy and security officer for the campus. Machines running Windows XP are affected.