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.

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.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 12-19, 2017


This weekend


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.

Local startup impresses tech publication at CES

LAS VEGAS — A Champaign start-up has made heads turn at the Consumer Electronics Show, making it onto Engadget's "Best of CES 2017" awards.

Amber Agriculture had already won the 2016 Cozad New Venture Challenge.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: 16-year project covers St. Louis burials

The St. Louis Genealogical Society has completed a 16-year project to transcribe an index for every burial in the city and county of St. Louis. Over 1.5 million burials in 444 cemeteries are included in the database.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 10, 2017

The "I Love the '90s" concert that State Farm Center announced in November was included in Sunday's Entertainment page roundup of recommended C-U shows in 2017.