CHAMPAIGN — How much better is the newly improved federal website to sign up for Obamacare health insurance working? It depends on whom you ask.
Julie Pryde, administrator of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, said the specially trained "navigators" stationed there to assist people with enrollment tell her the system is now working great.
CHAMPAIGN — The 14th PechaKucha Night C-U will take place Friday evening at the Highdive, 51 Main St., C. It will feature presentations from nine creative folks, as well as music from DJ Mertz.
Ralph Roether, a graphic designer who lives in Champaign, will be the emcee. The doors will open at 7 p.m.; presentations will start at 8:20.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with an artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Steve Drake of Urbana, creative specialist at the Beckman Institute in Urbana.
Q: Congratulations on your three consecutive Mid-America Emmy awards. I noticed you've won other awards as well. Which are the most meaningful to you?
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after essentially grazing the sun. Now, there is a silver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.
DANVILLE — With the spurt of retail development in Danville, residents have more reason than ever to follow the local slogan "Think Vermilion County First" when grabbing Black Friday bargains today.
December will be full of meetings aimed at improving your farming operation.
Pesticide training and certification
Attention, bargain hunters: The season's most anticipated shopping day kicked off early this morning. The schedule for Black Friday and beyond:
Market Place Mall, Champaign
— Today: Staggered openings from midnight to 10 a.m.; mall closes at 9 p.m.
— Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
— Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Village Mall, Danville
NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.
The online giant has attracted customers from big store chains like Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get customers back during the busiest shopping period of the year.
Shoppers are flocking to stores for post-Thanksgiving deals, and the same can be said for online vendors. And that means scammers are out in numbers to steal your information online. Tim Ditman has some tips to keep your identity safe.
Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..."
Welcome to Black Thursday, once known as Thanksgiving. Since you're perusing an electronics/technology column instead of basting the turkey, you might be heading out to buy the latest toy/gizmo/must-have piece of electronics.