Champaign launches email newsletter

CHAMPAIGN — Anyone can now sign up for a monthly, electronic newsletter from the city.

The first issue of The Champaign Insider will be emailed to subscribers on March 1, according to a press release. It will highlight different city services, projects and events.

UI engineers making cells easier to see

New product lets researchers get images of them without killing them in process

CHAMPAIGN — Biological researchers can get faster, more sensitive images of live cells and tissues thanks to a company building on technology developed at the University of Illinois.

Production recreates nascent tech from late '60s

URBANA — Bill Gates and Steve Jobs brought personal computing into our lives — but they weren't the ones who pioneered the technology.

Much of the credit for that goes to Douglas Engelbart and others at the Stanford Research Institute.

UI Extension has resources online for health care law

URBANA — With a little more than a month left before Affordable Care Act open enrollment closes, the University of Illinois Extension says it's providing an unbiased resource to help people make their health insurance choices.

Monticello committee pressing to get fiber optic network running

MONTICELLO — The 72 strands of razor-thin, blazing-fast fiber optic data wire are in the ground and ready to be turned on, meaning the opportunity for higher Internet speeds than ever before in Monticello.

Rich Warren: Some questions and answers

Questions. We have questions:

"We have a lot of VHS tapes (like the Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show). Is there any way to copy these tapes onto a DVD? They don't make a VCR any more that plays them. I have one now but when it goes south we can't watch them any more."

Illinois Ancestors: New cemetery law is pending

State Rep. Charles E.

White House announcement on UI Labs

Here is the announcement by the White House Tuesday morning about the UI Labs/Digital Lab for Manufacturing project and a second similar project.


Office of the Press Secretary

February 25, 2014


$70 million for Digital Lab for Manufacturing brings $250 million more

CHAMPAIGN — How do you design and make a product quickly using high-quality materials? How can you get that product quickly to your customers? And how do you make the best use of your company's resources, like the employees?

From the 'kitchen' of the silicon chef

Here is a recipe for Swiss-Thai Asparagus Quiche that comes from the mind of Chef Watson, a computer.

It yields 14 quiches and requires some special equipment: tart molds 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall.

Pastry dough

8 ounces sifted all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg yolk

2.5 ounces water