With an eye toward finding the problem that caused Toyotas to accelerate suddenly, a Champaign native has been named to an elite national panel.
Toyota has recalled more than 8 million cars in the last year, and the carmaker argues its equipment was not defective.
ST. JOSEPH – St. Joseph-Ogden High School Biology students are learning about cutting edge technology.
The students in Brad Allen's Biology II class spent time this month learning about nanotechnology.
They studied "nanoscale chemical-electrical-mechanical manufacturing systems," Allen said.
On Tuesday evening, a News-Gazette computer responsible for delivering advertising content was compromised from outside, an attack that appears to have originated in the Netherlands.
John Reed, information technology director, said the attack may have prompted users to download malware.
As of Wednesday morning, the issue has been resolved, he said.
CHAMPAIGN – City firefighters have a new toy to play with.
It's 47 feet long, weighs 68,000 pounds and can flow 2,000 gallons of water per minute.
"That's a lot of water for big fires," said Deputy Fire Chief Eric Mitchell.
CHAMPAIGN — Construction work in the Green Meadow neighborhood bounded by Mattis Avenue, Crescent Drive, Kirby Avenue, and Sangamon Drive will begin Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN — Just under 700 Ameren IP customers have their power back.
Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris said a cable failed, affecting 678 customers in the area bounded by Highland Avenue on the east, Green Street on the south, Draper Avenue on the west and University Avenue on the north.
Power has been restored to the area.
URBANA – Just what is an energy farm anyway?
On Thursday morning, you can find out.
The University of Illinois will host its first official field day at its energy farm in rural south Urbana. Interested farmers, students and area residents are welcome to attend, organizers said.
By SUSAN KANTOR/For The News-Gazette
Jeff Baumann always dreamed of owning his own business, and a career in meat cutting led him to fulfill that dream.