Millionth book scanned to digital in project

URBANA – One million books, many of them rare and difficult to find, are now digitally available and searchable, thanks to a consortium that includes the University of Illinois.

3 UI inventors to get shot at $30,000 honor

URBANA – Three University of Illinois students have been chosen as finalists for the $30,000 Lemelson MIT-Illinois Student Prize to be awarded March 9.

The prize is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated "remarkable inventiveness and innovation."

This year's finalists are:

New technology helps with MRIs for those with pacemakers

URBANA – For doctors like Benjamin Rhee, advising an MRI for a patient with a pacemaker was always a tough call made under enormous pressure:

Would the benefit outweigh the risk?

Workshop on starting tech business set Feb. 26

CHAMPAIGN – A workshop about what it takes to start a technology-related business is scheduled Feb. 26 at the University of Illinois.

The "Invention to Venture" workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Coordinated Science Laboratory, 1308 W. Main St., U.

Champaign County a finalist for new chemical plant

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign County is one of four finalists for a chemical-processing plant that would employ 205 and involve a $250 million investment.

Residents voice concerns over Vermilion turbine ordinance

DANVILLE - Two Rankin-area residents raised concerns to the Vermilion County Board on Tuesday night about whether the county's wind ordinance adequately protects the public's interests in regard to the wind farm that's planned for northwestern Vermilion County.

Tech recycler looks to build permanent presence

URBANA – An electronics recycling contractor that ran four one-day recycling events in Champaign last year is looking into establishing a permanent presence here.

2 townships give up zoning rights for wind project

DANVILLE – Two of three townships in Vermilion County where the Hoopeston wind project is being planned have agreed to waive their zoning process and allow the county to regulate the planned development.

Managers approve 10-year deal with Fox/Atkins

CHAMPAIGN – The governing board of the University of Illinois Research Park on Monday gave the green light to local development firm Fox/Atkins to continue to expand the university's technology park.

Comcast raising prices starting March 1

Most Comcast Cable customers throughout East Central Illinois will pay more for cable service beginning March 1.