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Urbana launches new municipal website

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 – – will officially launch Thursday.

FCC approves Frontier's acquisition of Verizon landlines

Phone bills for some customers in East Central Illinois will look different beginning later this summer.

Pretty good predictions on tablet computing from UI scientists - except timing

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.

Three Champaign businesses first to be certified green by state association

CHAMPAIGN – An office, retail store and salon are the first three organizations to earn green business certification from the Illinois Green Business Association.

Mattoon firm's earnings jump despite drop in revenue for first quarter

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.

DWS Inc. files application for WUIL-FM license

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.

ICC awards Ameren a fraction of rate hike request

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.

American Legion post wants to rezone land to lease to AT&T

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.

Business giant says energy tech is future

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.

Software maker issues update to address problem for machines on UI campus, elsewhere

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.