Employees and graduate students on the University of Illinois campus are getting used to a new, cutting-edge phone system.
It combines email, calendaring, traditional voice phone service, instant messageing, video conferencing and audio conferencing, all integrated in a computer system.
Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband may be a high-speed fiber-optic Internet network that's connecting local institutions and underserved households.
For local school districts that will be connected through UC2B, the value doesn't necessarily lie in fast connections, but in what that means for collaborations both between their own schools and with other institutions around the community.
CHAMPAIGN — Daniel Ramkumar wanted to raise money for a good cause while running the Provena Illinois 5K last spring, a race that's a part of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
So he approached then-Principal Angela Smith at Franklin Middle School, where he attends, to see what sorts of things the school needed.
URBANA — Lori Stewart has lots of fans. And in the next few days they'll be heading to Kuwait and Afghanistan to help cool off soldiers there.
The Urbana woman is the founder of Toys for Troops, which started in 2007 when her son Brian Jolley had his first deployment overseas.
Then a 21-year-old Army private, Jolley was serving as a combat engineer in Iraq.
CHAMPAIGN — Don't be surprised if you see a long line of tractors in Champaign on Saturday.
About two dozen tractors — dating from 1939 to 1980 — are expected to take part in a tractor drive marking the Champaign County Farm Bureau's 100th anniversary.
DANVILLE — In a conference room at the Alcoa plant in Danville, Cody Bainbridge showed top corporate officials how to draw and manipulate geometric shapes using sophisticated computer software, then explained how he and his peers have used the skills to design everything from small-scale furniture to model vehicles.
DANVILLE — The CEO of Provena hospitals told aldermen Tuesday night that he has concerns with AT&T Wireless' plan to build a cellular tower near the flight path for Provena United Samaritan Medical Center's emergency helicopter landing pad.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials are now requesting proposals from electricity suppliers for an opt-out electric program for Ameren customers throughout the county.
URBANA — City officials have contacted the Illinois Commerce Commission and want to alert residents to what they call a "highly misleading" letter promising savings on their electric bill.