Rich Warren: Questions often pertain to antennas

The advent of digital television almost a decade ago coupled with the consistently rising cost of cable inspire the most common question from readers: TV antennas.

C-U twitterverse reacts to Trump's inauguration

As President Donald Trump was inaugurated, local officials took to Twitter to bid predecessor Barack Obama farewell, congratulate the peaceful transfer of power and prepare for life under President Trump.

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, urged those in D.C. not to drive to the festivities:

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: American Legion's archives expanded

Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter recently reported, "The American Legion's digital archive has just added a bunch of new items that may be of interest to researchers" including the full run of the National Legionnaire, a newspaper that ran from January 1935 through November 1948.

UI researcher added to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list

URBANA — When Lydia Kisley was notified that she had been selected for Forbes' 30 Under 30 list of young innovators, the UI science researcher perused the list.

One name immediately caught the Cleveland native's attention.

Champaign Telephone rebrands as Consolidated Communications

CHAMPAIGN — A longtime area telephone company has taken on a new owner and a new name.

And the company's effect is already being felt by some businesses in Savoy.

Last year, Mattoon-based Consolidated Communications acquired the Champaign Telephone Company at 1300 S. Neil St. in Champaign and its sister company, Big Broadband Services, for $13 million.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 17, 2017

The bald eagle that has become a regular at First Christian Church in Champaign was back on its perch Monday morning.

"I think it's unique to have our national symbol visiting our place," said Don Orr, First Christian's operations and missions pastor. "It's quite a sight when it takes off to fly and its wings unfold."

Wired In: Ran Chao

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet RAN CHAO, CEO and co-founder of LifeFoundry Inc., which uses synthetic biology and robotics to do research and development for biotech companies. Chao, 29, is a University of Illinois doctoral candidate defending his thesis.

#TheMJs, Jan. 13, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Playing Critic: Nintendo reveals Switch price, release date

Two months ago, I wasn't very optimistic about the Nintendo Switch, the next game console from the home of Mario, Link and the gang.

But after Thursday night's Nintendo live-streamed event, I'm ready to hand them my money.

$299.99 plus tax, to be exact, the price of the system when it launches on March 3.

Rich Warren: CES was picture-perfect, yet underwhelming

At the turn of the millennium, Japanese companies Sony and Panasonic dominated the Consumer Electronics Show. Around these binary stars orbited Sharp, Pioneer, Sanyo, and other mostly Japanese planets, many now like Pluto. Last week's CES in Las Vegas centered on Korean companies LG and Samsung, circled by a galaxy of Taiwanese and Chinese companies.