Champaign considers UI request for more surveillance cameras

CHAMPAIGN — From catching sex offenders in the act to tracking down the people who pepper-sprayed a random student inside the Illini Union, University of Illinois police have used on-campus security cameras to help crack a slew of cases.

Now, with the blessing of the city of Champaign, they're hoping to use the same technology beyond UI property.

Wired In: Lucas Frye

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week: Lucas Frye, CEO of Amber Agriculture. The former University of Illinois student trustee, 23, is part of a interdisciplinary effort to create several farm products.

Time is money

Farmers know how hectic harvest time can be.

One of the more stressful elements is delivering grain to the elevators. There can be long waits and uncertainty as to when your truck will be back to the field to collect the next batch.

#TheMJs, June 17, 2016

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



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Rich Warren: Watch out, your TV may be watching you back

Your TV is watching you. Samsung now serves advertising along with the menus on the screen, even on its most expensive models. Samsung is not the first to include some advertising, but it is the largest. Samsung claims the ads would be targeted to the interests of individual viewers, meaning it probably snoops on the programming you watch.

UI has phone, email outage at midday

URBANA — A routine software change inadvertently led to a brief campuswide phone and email outage over the lunch hour Wednesday at the University of Illinois.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Civil War resources enhanced at upgraded site

FamilySearch has long been recognized for its free access to important Civil War data. Its spokesman, Paul O.

Champaign honors tech-savvy volunteer

Technically, David Frye retired from the University of Illinois eight years ago. But at age 60, the former senior software engineer is still on the go.

Demand for surgery up significantly across U.S.

CHAMPAIGN — Grant Henry used to run every day, in all kinds of weather.

Over several decades of his life, this 74-year-old retired coach and academic administrator got in three marathons, 25 half-marathons and, "I can't count the 10Ks and 5Ks," he recalled.

But over time, all that running took a toll on his left knee, and he developed painful arthritis.

Wired In: Alexander Scheeline

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, University of Illinois Professor Emeritus Alexander Scheeline, 64. He's the president of SpectroClick Inc. and a music lover in his spare time.