Now the work begins.
Officials from Urbana, Champaign and the University of Illinois are expected to meet this week to work on plans for the Big Broadband fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet to the twin cities and campus.
CHAMPAIGN – Randy Reisinger thinks America's reliance on heavy, gas-guzzling automobiles for day-to-day transportation is grossly inefficient.
So he's pitching a plan for small, three-wheeled "personal vehicles" that he hopes will attract drivers and investors alike.
National bagel-chain restaurant Einstein Bros. Bagels will open a location at University and Lincoln avenues in Urbana this summer.
Boast Restaurants, made up of Marc Bralts and Ryan Oas, is the franchisee developing the quick casual restaurant here.
URBANA – The University of Illinois has won a $15 million federal grant to help improve the security of electronic medical records.
CATLIN – Village officials unveiled a $522,214 spending plan for the 2010-11 fiscal year on Tuesday that includes a projected deficit of about $22,000.
Mayor Clay Woodard said village officials prepared a budget with a focus on maintaining village services. He said the unpredictability of state funding prevented the board from taking on any big projects next year.
MTD foresees benefits - from better security cameras to outdoor screens for schedules - in joining broadband consortium
CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board Wednesday formally committed the MTD to the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband Consortium.
The MTD will pay $339,102 to become part of the group, plus an annual fiber maintenance charge of $24,910 during the 20-year term of the agreement.
URBANA – Acceptance of a $22.5 million federal grant by Urbana City Council members Monday means that local officials can now begin the hard work – actually building a fiber-optic network.
DANVILLE – The public can meet area employers who are recruiting for part- and full-time positions at the Career Connections Job Fair 2010 on April 14.
The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Danville Area Community College's Mary Miller Gym, 2000 E. Main St.
URBANA – Creative Thermal Solutions has been around only seven years, but already the Urbana-based company has made a mark.
The firm, which works on dozens of air-conditioning and refrigeration projects, employs 30 people, many of them highly educated researchers.
URBANA – If you can buy an iPad today – supplies may be limited – you'll have instant access to thousands of free books through a ground-breaking local organization.
Apple Inc. may sell 7.1 million of the $499 iPads this year, said California-based market researcher iSuppli Corp.