Illinois Ancestors: Still time to sign up for fall conference

It is not too late to sign up for the Illinois State Genealogical Society's 2014 Fall Conference on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O'Fallon. Complete details are provided in the free September/October issue of the ISGS Newsletter, accessible from the society's website at

What's cool in school: Technology in the gym at Urbana High School

URBANA — When Urbana High School sophomore Javon Jackson first heard about the new toy his teacher was about to make a part of gym class, he couldn't believe his ears.

Volo extends fiber-optic Internet service

URBANA — Volo Broadband has extended its fiber optic gigabit Internet service to parts of central Urbana and announced plans for rolling out the service to other parts of Champaign-Urbana.

The service makes possible upload/download speeds of 1,000 megabits per second for as little as $29.95 a month, according to company CEO Peter Folk.

Rithmio gets $650,000 in financing

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois startup company has attracted $650,000 in financing as a result of developing gesture-recognition technology that can be used in wearable electronics.

Breaches of trust

CHAMPAIGN — Target. Schnucks. Home Depot. Jimmy John's.

Rich Warren: New iPhone 6 is getting top billing

The hotly anticipated iPhone 6 arrived on Sept. 9 in two versions, both with larger screens than existing iPhones. Other than modest performance upgrades, they won't determine the future, unless Apple's new charge/debit payment system succeeds.

Government hackers try to crack


Top of the Morning, Sept. 23, 2014

They're 4-0 and leading their conference. But Arcola High's high-scoring football team isn't the talk of a sports-crazed community this morning.

"The students are excited about the football team, too," superintendent Tom Mulligan said. "But they're really excited about the iPads. It's neat to be able to say the kids are excited about education."

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.

Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer