In the world of top quarks and leptons, this was big news.
Researchers announced in early December that they may be close to finding the elusive Higgs boson, a crucial missing piece of the standard model for explaining why matter has mass and how the universe's smallest components interact. And UI physicists will play a role in verifying its existence in the coming year.
CLINTON — The Clinton nuclear generating station, located about 35 miles west of Champaign, has completed its latest refueling outage in just 23 days and 22 hours.
Other schools are registering special new domain names to protect brands from adult-oriented enterprises
Unless you like receiving cease-and-desist letters from the University of Illinois' legal team, don't even think about launching a website like universityofillinois.xxx to sell or promote, ahem, adult entertainment or anything else.
CHAMPAIGN — Less than a week remains for the local community to get involved in a Facebook competition to help win a $10,500 contribution for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
DANVILLE — Gloria Vance couldn't hold back tears Wednesday when her son Albert got his first computer.
"I'm so happy for him," said Vance, 78, who calls Albert, 42, her "shining light."
URBANA — A transition period for University of Illinois employees switching to a new computer-based phone system will be delayed by a month so phone companies can round up the 30,000 temporary phone numbers needed.
The University of Illinois has partnered with an Illinois pharmaceutical and nutritional products company to create a new center on campus that will focus on interdisciplinary nutrition and cognition research.
URBANA — Urbana homeowners have a few months left to get free energy audits for their homes before grants paying for them expire.
The city began a partnership with the Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy program in August 2010 to provide free energy audits for single-family homes and provide financial assistance for homeowners who begin insulation and air/duct sealing projects.
GIBSON CITY — One Earth Energy, an ethanol plant in Gibson City, is looking to have an enterprise zone in Rantoul extended all the way to Gibson City — a move that would allow the plant to use the zone's economic incentives to save costs on purchases and possibly expand.