Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018


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Illinois Ancestors | FamilySearch posts strategy for records preservation

FamilySearch has taken on the "nearly impossible feat' of preserving all genealogical records around the world, sometimes with 330 cameras operating in 50 countries and capturing as many as 40 million digital images of records each year.

Days after local store closed, Bergner's hinting at a comeback

CHAMPAIGN — Less than a week after Bergner's thanked its loyal shoppers and staff on Facebook for a great final summer, its website is hinting the retailer is poised for a comeback.

What that might mean for the now-shuttered 154,000-square-foot Bergner's space at Market Place Shopping Center — and all the other Bergner's locations that closed with it on Aug. 29 — is hard to say.

Wired In: Pablo Perez-Pinera

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet University of Illinois bioengineering professor PABLO PEREZ-PINERA. He and physics professor Jun Song are affiliated with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

UI Chicago to use DPI funds for research facilities for medicine, computers

CHICAGO — New research facilities to build on breakthroughs in therapeutic drugs and computer technology are the University of Illinois at Chicago's priorities for a new UI-led statewide innovation network.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018


This weekend


Killeen to legislators: Discovery Partners Institute still work in progress

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois could receive $50 million to $100 million from the state for the proposed Discovery Partners Institute during fiscal 2019, the governor's budget director says.

Wired In: Stephanie Hein

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet STEPHANIE HEIN, the first CEO for MakerGirl, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math fields through 3D-printing sessions.

Rich Warren | It may be awhile before we see 5G

If your current smartphone works, wait before buying a new model. While the new 5G cellular transmission system may not arrive in East Central Illinois in 2019, it will be activated in several major cities around the U.S. No current phones, and few that will be introduced this fall, will be able to take advantage of the dramatic improvements offered by 5G.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 25, 2018

BRIAN LOMAN grew up soaking in the stories — and strategy — of high school Hall of Famers LYLE LOMAN and BOB TRIMBLE.

His dad and uncle would go on and on, scribbling Xs and Os and swapping ideas until the wee hours.