Illinois Ancestors | Historic German newspapers available online

Newspapers can be an import source of family information (births, deaths, marriages, baptisms, intentions to migrate, retirements, etc.) Genealogists have learned to depend on English-language newspapers and noted genealogist Ernest Thode has provided an easy way to conduct similar searches in German-language newspapers in his book, "Historic German Newspapers Online." (This second edition incl

Foxconn changes course again, says plan for LCD factory back on

MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 2019

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What: The Love For All Poetry Crawl celebrating the poetic talent of Central Illinois residents and students. Poems, prose-poems and song lyrics will be chosen by the committee, printed and spread through participating downtown businesses. Also multiple readings by those interested in performing. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

Wired In: Carl Bernacchi

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a tech pioneer. This week, meet Professor CARL BERNACCHI, a USDA scientist with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit at the University of Illinois. He studies the effects of climate change, focusing on crop species important to the Midwest.

Rich Warren | 2019 Consumer Electronics Show was a yawner

After nearly a full month of the new year, here's a bit more of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a few reflections and a reader question.

Perhaps it's my imagination, but the recent CES in Las Vegas may have been the most boring in memory. Other than LG's rollable TV screen and various dexterous robots, no company revealed a revolutionary or futuristic product or technology.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 24-31, 2019


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Vermilion court records offline while circuit clerk switches vendors

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Circuit Clerk's Office is asking residents to be patient for another week or so it switches to a new system for online court records, which haven't been updated since Dec. 28.

Wired In: Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood profiles a high-tech difference-maker. This wekk, meet WADE FAGEN-ULMSCHNEIDER, who serves as the lead instructor of a data-structures class at the University of Illinois and works with students on data visualizations with over 10 million interactions.

Banks adapting as online platforms climb in popularity

CHAMPAIGN — In the past, when students arrived on campus in the fall, there would be a significant influx of new accounts at the University of Illinois Community Credit Union.

Now, not so much.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019


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