Helicases, an enzyme protein, act as catalysts that tell DNA to unwind or unzip, the process by which the body's genetic code works as the instruction manual for its operation.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate approved legislation on Friday to eliminate state regulation of telephone rates, but consumer groups warned that the bill would lead to poor service quality and higher prices.
The measure now heads to the House, where its future is uncertain at best.
URBANA – A federal civil trial began Friday at U.S. District Court in Urbana to consider claims by an Illinois State Police lieutenant that he was transferred because of his opinions on the investigation of the 1986 murders of a couple in Paris, Ill.
Randy Steidl and Herbert Whitlock were convicted in separate trials for the fatal stabbings of Dike and Karen Rhodes on July 6, 1986. Their bodies were discovered by firefighters putting out a blaze at their home.
The University of Illinois does research. Busey Bank does loans.
So how come employees of area banks are out and about in farm fields measuring rows and loading seeds into planters?
URBANA – The next University of Illinois chancellor could be named as early as next week.
University trustees will meet Saturday afternoon in Chicago to interview finalists for the chancellor's job, UI sources said Thursday. The board is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe, Chicago.
URBANA – Urbana police are continuing to investigate a shooting and fight outside an apartment in which three people were injured Thursday morning.
Urbana police Lt. Michael Metzler said two men were shot and a third was "banged on the head" during a fight between two groups of men. The incident happened outside a small apartment building at 808 N. Lincoln Ave. at 10:18 a.m. Thursday.
URBANA – You may not know anyone named Angela Shelton. But chances are you know someone who's been abused.
In 2001, Hollywood screenwriter Angela Shelton had a novel idea for a documentary about women in America. She would tour the country in a rented RV, interviewing other women named Angela Shelton.
Champaign and Urbana are poised to initiate a state-funded beautification project aimed at decorating the cities' gateways with wildflowers and prairie grass.
"This program falls right in suit with what we've been doing for the last 10 years – creating pseudo-prairie-like landscapes throughout Urbana," said city arborist Mike Brunk.
CHAMPAIGN – Police are asking for help from the public in investigation of a bank robbery in Thursday afternoon in Champaign.
A man walked into the Heartland Bank, 1101 W. Windsor Road, C, at 3 p.m. Thursday wearing a disguise, according to Champaign police.
SPRINGFIELD – Communities would be allowed to set up cameras to catch vehicles running red lights, under legislation the House OK'd on Wednesday. It now goes to the Senate.
The cameras are already in use in Chicago, and have been working well there, said state Rep. Paul Froelich, R-Schaumburg, a co-sponsor of HB 3463.