Office has patent on guiding UI research to market

A remedy for last month's outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at a veterans home in Quincy is on the way, a University of Illinois professor vows.

If the technology Gary Eden invented was available and used to disinfect the water systems at the state-run facility, the spread of the deadly disease could have been prevented, he said.

Rich Warren: It's not too late to find great gifts

'Twas the night before Christmas. This column has led with that famous line many times but rarely on Christmas Eve. Depending on how long it takes you to reach the A&E section of the paper, it may be too late for retail gift shopping or online next-day delivery. Even Amazon's delivery services respect this holiday.

Wired In: Dawn Haken

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech entrepreneur. This week, meet University of Illinois student DAWN HAKEN, a Champaign Central graduate and junior majoring in electrical engineering. She's a leader of students working on the UI's contribution to the CubeSail mission, a technology demonstration of the UltraSail solar-sailing concept.

Put a new wrinkle on the holidays

CHAMPAIGN — The gifts are all wrapped, the cards are mailed and the holiday dinner is planned.

Now, what about that tired holiday face?

If what you want most from Santa is a fresher face with fewer wrinkles and sags, you've got plenty of company.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 21-28, 2017


This weekend


What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 21 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.


Illinois Ancestors: New edition of Irish Lives Remembered now available

An article explaining the use of DNA to identify the remains of 150 World War I vets buried in a European military cemetery is one of the articles in the most recent issue of the free genealogy magazine Irish Lives Remembered (Issue 38, Autumn 2017).

Top of the Morning, Dec. 18, 2017

Continuing our look back at the most-viewed things on our website by pageviews in 2017 (last week's first installment focused on videos), we're turning this week to another component of our online offerings that print can't match — photo galleries.

Wired In: Trudy Kriven

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech entrepreneur. This week, meet WALTRAUD (TRUDY) KRIVEN, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois who's CEO of KeaneTech LLC.

Rich Warren: A little help with holiday shopping

Quick, with eight shopping days until Christmas, add these items to your stockings.

Headphones cover a wide price range, from $25 to $500, with some amazing sound quality in the $50 to $150 price range.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 16, 2017

On Saturdays, we'll introduce additions to the growing newsroom at News-Gazette Media. Today: Prep sports coordinator Colin Likas.

COLIN LIKAS spent three years helping design and edit our nationally recognized sports section. But his goal out of Butler University was to write, calling it "a passion of mine."