Carle e-visits: 10 questions and answers

Now that you can get an e-visit through Carle, here are 10 questions about these medical encounters of the electronic kind, courtesy of staff writer Debra Pressey:

1. How do they work?

Doctor can now be a few clicks away

URBANA — Too busy or feeling just plain too miserable to go see a doctor in person?

Carle Physician Group is now offering e-visits, in which patients send their symptoms to a primary-care doctor and get a diagnosis and care instructions all through a secure Web portal.

Vermilion County fixing emergency equipment problems

DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials are fixing the equipment malfunctions that left the city and the county without 911 capabilities for a short time during the power outage caused by last weekend's storm.

Rich Warren: Entering Apple Reality Distortion Zone

Tablets remain a hot topic as a few of you commented after a recent column.

Shortly after writing it, I entered the Apple Reality Distortion Zone. This phenomenon mesmerizes people to buy anything new from Apple. Being a PC kind of guy, I thought I was immune.

2 with ties to UI get awards for ingenuity

WASHINGTON — Two men with connections to the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday with American Ingenuity Awards at the Smithsonian, along with eight others.

Illinois Ancestors: Books list early Maryland marriage records

The county clerks of Baltimore County, Md., began recording marriage licenses in 1777 — and those earliest records have been published.

PBL discusses tech devices for classes

PAXTON — The school board discussed this week the possibility of instituting tablets or smart devices, such as smartphones or iPads, for use in classrooms.

There were two categories discussed — a bring-your-own-device policy and a one-to-one initiative, in which the products would be provided by the school.

Rich Warren: A clearer picture on LCD, LED technology

A reader responded to a recent column about LCD versus plasma displays:

"Read your article today about TVs when you said LCD TV is the same as LED TV. I am thinking about a new TV. I still have a nice tube TV, a 40-inch Sony, but it takes up a lot of space."

Office gets permission to file reports electronically

URBANA — One might not equate backflips with a technology upgrade, but the latter has produced great joy in the Champaign County circuit clerk's office.

A week ago, Circuit Clerk Katie Blakeman got word from the Illinois secretary of state that her office can now send reports to that office electronically instead of filling out paper copies by hand and putting them in the U.S. mail.

Champaign council to vote on $290,000 in incentives for Yahoo

CHAMPAIGN — Internet giant Yahoo says its decision on whether to nearly double its space and triple its employment numbers in Champaign will be driven by whether the city council signs off on a package of development incentives.