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Vote set on new wireless network in Champaign schools

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school board is expected to vote Monday night on a proposal that would bring uniform wireless Internet access to all its buildings.

The school board will meet in open session at 6 p.m. at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C.

DACC trustees set to vote on phone upgrades

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees will vote Tuesday on whether to upgrade the campuswide phone system.

Officials said the upgrade, which would cost $83,306, would allow them to install new phones in about 80 classrooms, which instructors could use in case of an emergency situation.

It's Your Business: Kirlin's Hallmark coming to Champaign, Danville

Folks who hated not having a local Hallmark store open for Valentine's Day can take heart.

Kirlin's Hallmark plans to open Friday — and possibly as early as Wednesday — in the former Dena's Hallmark location at Marketview Shopping Center in Champaign.

Kirlin's also plans to open a store March 8 in Danville's Towne Centre, also in a former Dena's Hallmark space.

UI shaping curriculum to train digital sleuths

CHAMPAIGN — When a house is burglarized, a detective arrives on the scene to analyze footprints or blood splatters.

Don't freak out about lithium-ion batteries in your home

Assaulted by worrisome battery news concerning the Boeing 787? Rest assured that the lithium-ion batteries in your home won't go up in smoke.

49-turbine wind farm proposed for east of Paxton

PAXTON — Up to 49 more wind turbines could be built east of Paxton within the next year, bringing to 143 the number of turbines along a 10-mile stretch of Illinois 9.

Rich Warren: The dog days aren't over -- and the dog's for sale

How much is that doggie in the window? Recently, we narrated the sorry tale of RCA, which owned the Nipper dog trademark in North America. Recently, the HMV Corporation in Great Britain, which owned the Nipper trademark for the United Kingdom, turned paws to the sky.

Help available to those seeking info on African-American ancestry

From The News-Gazette's Black History Month 2013 section, published Feb. 10, 2013.

A preview of the Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO — When the cold winds blow in early February, it's tempting to let the Chicago Auto Show media preview slide by without attending.

But this year, like every year, I'm reminded what a great venue it is for "gearheads," with more than 1,000 cars on display and some of the best people-watching in the Midwest. (Automotive journalists are a varied and unique group.)

Manufacturing lab could boost UI, state

CHICAGO — A public-private manufacturing laboratory that harnesses the University of Illinois' supercomputing power promises to boost manufacturing in the state and it could also better position the university and the state to compete for big federal grants in advanced manufacturing.