A "Lightning Symposium" — as in quick, not thunder — will showcase the diverse work of the state scientific surveys later this week.
CHAMPAIGN — Officials are still waiting for word on whether Champaign-Urbana will be selected for an expensive high-speed Internet build-out while nearly $400,000 hangs in the balance.
CHAMPAIGN — In a town known for people moving in and out, it's often hard for a mentor moving away to part with a student.
Now, at Champaign's two high schools, Central and Centennial, mentors who move can still talk face-to-face to the students they mentor with a little help from modern technology.
Just when plasma televisions looked like a reflection in the rearview mirror, the following reader email arrived:
PAXTON — The school district should see a $1 million spike in revenue next year, while homeowners in the district should see a savings on their property tax bills next summer, thanks to the construction of a wind farm near Paxton.
CHAMPAIGN — To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College wants local folks to vote on what they believe is the most fascinating astronomical discovery of the last quarter century.
Our recent exploration of TV sound elicited this reader question:
MONTICELLO — The laying of fiber optic cable for faster Internet in the next two years is expected to be an economic boon for Monticello, and Piatt County government could be one of the first recipients.
Choose your cliche: Don't bite the hand that feeds you, or don't shoot yourself in the foot.