Developer ends Prairie Green wind-farm bid

PRAIRIE GREEN TOWNSHIP — A developer has terminated its plans for a proposed wind farm in Prairie Green Township in Iroquois County.

Terra-Gen officials cited "the current market conditions" and other issues for the company's decision to terminate the development of the Horseshoe Wind Farm.

Urbana hears about options for saving on energy bills

URBANA -- City council members on Monday night heard from the former head of the Illinois Power Agency on how municipal electric aggregation may be able to save residents money on their energy bills.

Cray Inc. replacing IBM to build UI supercomputer

URBANA — A Cray Inc. machine will be the new supercomputer for the University of Illinois' Blue Waters project.

The Seattle-based company will build the world-class peta-scale supercomputer that IBM was originally chosen to build.

Grants help pay for energy efficiency at new Carrie Busey

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation awarded Champaign's school district three grants totalling $216,500 for some of the energy-efficiencies being built into the new Carrie Busey Elementary School.

The school is under construction in Savoy.

Wind farm foes urge zoning that would ban turbines near Roberts

ROBERTS — A group of wind-energy opponents is urging village officials to create their own zoning regulations, a measure that would allow the town to keep wind farms from being built on farmland immediately outside its boundaries.

Plans for expanded research park include moving, modernizing UI's swine facilities

CHAMPAIGN — For years, the proverbial elephant in the room of a research park meeting was not an elephant but a pig.

Or rather, hundreds of them, all housed in facilities on land slated for an expanded University of Illinois Research Park.

UI Research Park's 10th Anniversary


The University of Illinois will celebrated the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

Research park anniversary event Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

A new mural inside the building will be unveiled, showing Mr. Atkins, who died in April, and some of his projects.

Emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday

A first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will be held Wednesday afternoon.

The tests that you are used to hearing and seeing on radio and television are conducted only on statewide and local levels.

Information on new Ameren line offered at open house

CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Illinois will hold a second open house at which area residents can learn more about a 138,000-volt electric transmission line planned for southwest Champaign.

The open house is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. The first open house was held Oct. 11, and a third is slated for Dec. 13.