Technology helps boost heart health at SJ-O

ST. JOSEPH — Nearly 80 percent of St. Joseph-Ogden High School's PE students are in better shape now than they were in the fall.

That's all thanks to some new technology and some innovative teachers who worked to incorporate a new heart rate monitoring system into daily lessons at the school.

Rich Warren: Is freaky fast Internet really necessary?

Recently this paper featured a story about Jimmy John's Ferrari collection. A lovely collection it is. He admitted that while pleasurable to drive in town, he only truly could put them through their paces on the track.

Rich Warren: Comcast set to offer gigabit upgrade in C-U

After reading about the dust-up concerning whether or not iTV-3 big broadband would serve all of our readers with ultra-fast fiber Internet connectivity, the media relations person from Comcast informed us that Comcast would match iTV-3 gigabit for gigabit.

Illinois Ancestors: Have your ancestors 'contacted' you?

Many genealogists have experienced a happy coincidence while doing family history research, such as tripping over a rock in a cemetery that turns out to be the partially buried tombstone of the person being researched, or "happening" to find a book in a library that contains the information on the person being sought.

UI grad's mansion can be yours for at least $850,000

MAHOMET — Would you sip your morning coffee in the glass-enclosed conservatory, or by the fireplace in the two-story great room, or perhaps outside on the flagstone porch overlooking the lush grounds?

Or, maybe sometimes you wouldn't even be waking up in your ginormous English Arts and Crafts-style mansion at all.

Rich Warren: Realiser made me realize how good headphones can sound

It's all in your head. Headphones suffered that complaint since their inception.

Illinois Ancestors: Group hosting genealogy workshop

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) will host a genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, titled "Court Houses and Cemeteries, Oh My!"

It's Your Business: Libman hits the hardwood for Atlanta Hawks

If you happen to be a fan of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks — and have eyes like a hawk — you might catch a glimpse of an East Central Illinois company's signs on their court.

For the next three years — beginning with recent games in the NBA playoffs — the Arcola-based Libman Co. is the "official hardwood floor care provider of the Atlanta Hawks."

New addition to this year's lineup: Tech component

CHAMPAIGN — The 2015 Pygmalion Festival on Sept. 23-27 in Champaign and Urbana will for the first time have a tech component in addition to live music, a literature fest and the Made Fest.

Stephen Wolfram, founder of Wolfram Research in Champaign, will give the keynote presentation as part of "Pygmalion TECH."