Wired In: Tonisha Thacker

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a different high tech difference maker. This week, meet TONISHA THACKER, a University of Illinois senior double-majoring in chemistry and sociology who won most advanced marketing-business development in the 2018 UI Research Park Intern Awards.

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Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018


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Coming soon to downtown Las Vegas: A Danville-made canopy

DANVILLE — The future's looking a lot brighter for a Danville digital sign company that landed a $30 million project to rebuild an iconic Las Vegas light-show attraction that draws millions to the city's downtown every year.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 14, 2018

With the help of some Papa Del's pizza and a late night Saturday, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District's website received a much-needed refresh.

Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, became, with a much cleaner design by MTD developer RYAN BLACKMAN and a domain name that reflects what people actually call it.

AP exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

Trump lashes out at 'Wacky Omarosa' over book, tapes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday, saying the former White House adviser — who is promoting a tell-all book and airing secret audio recordings —"got fired for the last time."

Top of the Morning, Aug. 13, 2018

The end of an era in Campustown nightlife brought out a lot of reminiscing this week.

After news broke Wednesday that Kam's, known as the "Home of the Drinking Illini," would be changing hands for the first time in 27 years, memories started flooding in on social media.

Wired In: Mrinaal Mittal

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MRINAAL MITTAL, a University of Illinois senior pursuing degrees in computer science and innovation, leadership and engineering entrepreneurship, with minors in business and South Asian studies, and who has already created several startups.

Immigration activists raising money for 'resident crisis fund'

URBANA — Immigration activists have gotten together to raise money for a "resident crisis fund" run by the Latino Partnership of Champaign County, and have already raised $2,4371.

Facebook fight ends in Florida shooting

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A political argument on Facebook led to a 44-year-old Florida man driving to the home of a stranger he'd been arguing with and shooting and wounding him.