Technology

Technology

Group considers pursuing Internet funding

CHAMPAIGN – A potential local consortium led by the University of Illinois might pursue economic stimulus grant funding to construct a "big broadband" network along the Bradley Avenue corridor in Champaign and Urbana.

Local groups to pursue stimulus money for broadband network

CHAMPAIGN – A potential local consortium led by the University of Illinois appears ready to pursue economic stimulus grant funding to construct a "big broadband" network along the Bradley Avenue corridor in Champaign and Urbana to bring advanced broadband service to residents.

The economic stimulus bill signed by President Obama Tuesday includes $7 billion in funding to improve bandwidth and the availability of broadband service in underserved areas.

Tech upgrade will bring Urbana schools up to speed

URBANA – Erin Lodes dreams of a day when her music students can use class time to watch videos.

Learning a click away in Danville High School class

DANVILLE – Lately, some Danville High School students' favorite high-tech gadget isn't their cellphone, iPod or some other electronic device their teacher will confiscate if it's used in the classroom.

Their teacher even loves using this one as much as they do.

'Clicker' system is a hit with students who use it

So, do Danville High School students like the classroom response system, or "clicker" system?

Duh!

Some area TV stations ending analog broadcasts by Feb. 17

CHAMPAIGN – Though Congress extended the deadline for the digital television transition to June 12, several area stations still plan to cut off analog transmission by Feb. 17.

The transition will not affect those people with cable or satellite services or those with digital televisions. Those with older, analog televisions who receive television via the airways will be affected.

Georgetown to apply for $4 million loan for wastewater plant

GEORGETOWN – City officials voted Monday to pursue a loan of up to $4 million to help pay for major renovations at the wastewater treatment plant.

Georgetown City Council members will begin the pre-application process for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's low-interest-loan program. The council is seeking up to $4 million, but may not need all of that.

Homeless count to be conducted

Shelters, soup kitchens and other programs that serve the homeless will count heads this week to get a picture of homelessness in the community.

New printer brings students' ideas to life - in 3 dimensions

DANVILLE – Danville High School's Project Lead the Way program took a big step into the 21st century this year thanks to a high-tech tool that looks kind of like a front-loading washing machine.

State police increasing efforts on safe driving education

State police hope that by constantly reminding the public about the number of people killed in traffic accidents, they can reduce the number.

Although statewide there were fewer fatalities on Illinois roads in 2008 than in 2007, the number in the nine counties that make up District 10 was up, according to Capt. Stuart Shaver of the Pesotum post.