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.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Engineering has launched a new research institute that aims to partner with companies and federal agencies to conduct applied research such as designing and testing products.
CHAMPAIGN — While pleased about the prospect of a solar farm at the University of Illinois, some sustainability advocates and community residents are questioning the UI's choice of a site.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois plans to build a solar farm along Windsor Road west of First Street that could supply about 2 percent of campus energy needs.
URBANA — A proposal for a research center based at the University of Illinois has been awarded $30 million over the next five years, with $12.5 million of that expected to flow to the local campus.
The new SONIC center — short for Systems on Nanoscale Information fabriCs — will be directed by Naresh Shanbhag, a UI professor of electrical and computer engineering.
SAVOY — The former president of Argus Systems Group in Savoy has taken a new job as president and chief executive officer of a company based in Silicon Valley.
Andrew Jones has taken the helm of Orchestral Networks, a Redwood City, Calif.-based company that develops software for wireless network providers.
Belly up to the sound bar boys (and girls). A reader asked if the sound bars being marketed for TVs would improve upon the interior speakers:
The following is from Busey:
CHAMPAIGN — Scammers looking to steal information from unsuspecting telephone users have begun contacting residents of central Illinois. Busey has received numerous reports from customers and non-customers of recent attempts to get personal or financial information from consumers using telephones.