URBANA – Meet the newest blogger on campus, who has a big corner office and lots of pull on things like tuition.
Michael Hogan, UI president since July 1, launched his blog this week called "PrezRelease."
CHAMPAIGN – Anyone who has ever wanted to spout about their cable provider would be envious of Champaign City Council members, who got to complain publicly Tuesday night.
Council members voted 7-1 in denial of a proposed 10-year agreement that would have allowed Comcast to continue using public property for their cable infrastructure.
CHAMPAIGN – Business that have launched – or plan to launch – an innovative product have until Sept. 10 to submit an application for the statewide Innovate Illinois competition.
The competition awards $80,000 in prizes – $30,000 cash prizes to winners in the early-stage and later-stage divisions and $10,000 cash prizes to runners-up in those divisions.
CHAMPAIGN – Qualcomm has decided to close its software development office in the University of Illinois Research Park after three years in Champaign.
URBANA – The Champaign County circuit clerk's office hopes to resume updating most of its website on Tuesday morning following a computer glitch.
Due to technical difficulties, court case information on the site hasn't been updated for court activity happening after Aug. 13.
URBANA – It may not make HGTV, but the Crisis Nursery of Champaign County is about to get a $10,000 makeover.
Not the bricks-and-mortar kind, but a website makeover courtesy of an online voting contest sponsored by LRS Web Solutions, a division of Levi, Ray & Shoup.
RANTOUL – A top-ranking U.S. transportation official visited Rantoul recently to see what the University of Illinois has been cooking up in pavement and high-speed rail research.
CHAMPAIGN – A computing services company plans to move into 7,000 square feet on the second floor of the M2 on Neil complex in downtown Champaign.
Mezolink Inc. – formerly known as Integrated Data Security – already occupies about 700 square feet on the building's fourth floor.
URBANA – Crisis Nursery is urging the public to vote for it in an online voting contest, in hopes of winning a website makeover worth $10,000.
MATTOON – Barring a monumental turnaround, Coles County's seven-year love-hate relationship with the high-tech FutureGen energy project has ended.