3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

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Wired In: Paul Miller

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. First up: Agrible Chief Science Officer Paul Miller, 41. The farm services company just moved in to its new offices at 2021 S. First St., C

Things are growing good

No interpreter? No problem

URBANA — Kelly Burwell heard barely a word of a trial in a Champaign County courtroom Thursday. But the juror didn't miss a minute of the testimony or deliberations, thanks to the skills of a veteran court reporter.

"I was surprised to be chosen," Burwell said of her selection as a juror in a domestic battery trial.

UI-built 'green' home one of stops on today's tour

URBANA — When University of Illinois Solar Decathlon students were asked to design and build an energy-efficient green home four years ago, they produced something modern and sleek — with clean white walls, red accents, customized Ikea furniture and a power systems interface run completely off an iPad.

U.S. regulator missed its best chance to catch VW cheating

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Questions, answers about effort to hack Clinton's emails

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Rich Warren: Google doesn't fall far from Apple tree

As surely as day follows night, Google follows Apple and shortly will introduce its new flagship Nexus smartphones and tablets. Google doesn't actually design or make hardware; it specifies modifications to new products from well-known manufacturers, installs its own pure version of the Android operating system and releases the products under the Nexus brand.

Search committee to start work soon

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois' engineering dean and a Carle physician will co-chair the search committee to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine's first dean.

The panel will begin work this month, with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016, according to a UI release. The founding dean also will serve as chief academic officer for Carle.

Police try to track person who left threat on classroom blog in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police and Unit 4 schools officials worked Tuesday to locate the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer device used to post an online bomb threat a day earlier against two middle schools.

Illinois Ancestors: Celebrate Family History Month

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, "By searching for our roots, we come closer as a human family." Many genealogists have continued to celebrate Family History Month every October since then and there are many ways to do so.