Iroquois County township sets tougher wind restrictions

GILMAN — After the Iroquois County Board adopted the largest known setback for wind turbines in Illinois, one of its townships decided to adopt an even larger setback.

Gearhead: Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander turned an early interest in all things automotive into a career.

UI's spam filters prevent some alerts from arriving in test

URBANA — Two things were clear in the first test of the new emergency alert system at the University of Illinois on Thursday:

a) Problems with text alerts seem to have been mostly resolved.

b) The UI's spam filters work very well — enough to delay for an hour or more email alerts sent to the UI's own addresses.

Trustees vote to close UI Institute of Aviation

UPDATED 3:20 p.m. Thursday

CHICAGO – The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted 6-2 Thursday afternoon to close the Institute of Aviation.

UI Research Park's EnterpriseWorks named to website's top-10 list

CHAMPAIGN — EnterpriseWorks — the business incubator in the University of Illinois Research Park — has been selected as one of "10 Startup Incubators You Need to Watch" by

The selection is all the more remarkable because EnterpriseWorks is the only pure university incubator — and the only incubator in the Midwest — to make the list.

2 additional cooling centers set to open in Danville, Champaign

Two more options for beating the heat this week are available in Danville and Champaign.

The Salvation Army in Danville has opened a cooling station for anyone needing to get out of the heat.

Champaign council gives preliminary OK to 10-year deal with Comcast

CHAMPAIGN — The city council on Tuesday night gave preliminary support to an agreement that allows Comcast to operate its lines and other facilities on public property for the next 10 years.

Documentary to focus on LED inventor

CHAMPAIGN — The inventor of the omnipresent LED is excited about a newer invention that could take decades to fully exploit.

The Big Ten Network is about to show a documentary about University of Illinois Professor Nick Holonyak Jr. and his invention of the light emitting diode a half-century ago.

Website will match volunteers with opportunities

Sarah Zehr had two weeks between jobs when she moved back to Champaign-Urbana several years ago, so she decided to do some volunteer work.

Her charitable intent didn't pan out. The logistics proved too daunting and the timetable too short.