#TheMJs, April 7, 2017

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



DACC students turning to their fellows for tech help

DANVILLE — After Neal Young bought a laptop for his medical office personnel program at Danville Area Community College, he needed help setting it up.

He didn't call the Geek Squad.

He turned to his fellow students.

UI bringing in teleprompters for graduation speakers

URBANA — When Professor Christopher Benson stepped to the microphone as master of ceremonies for the University of Illinois Sesquicentennial kickoff celebration, he delivered his poetic opening remarks with barely a glance down at the podium.

Benson, Chancellor Robert Jones and President Tim Killeen were able to use a teleprompter for their speeches.

Entertainment listings, April 6-13, 2017



What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring a basket. For ages 1-13.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8. Hunt starts at noon.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email or call 819-3973.


Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Resources available for researching WWI

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' declaration of war against Germany, formally beginning this country's involvement in World War I.

Top of the Morning, April 4, 2017

Mike Haile made like UI athletic director Josh Whitman to introduce SCOTT BEATTY as host of "SportsTalk" on WDWS 1400-AM on Monday.

Haile, general manager of WDWS, WHMS and WKIO, subbed "#WeWillRadio" for Whitman's "#WeWillWin" hashtag he has used to introduce new UI coaches.

Playing Critic: Like to read? Give 'Torment' a try

Many games promise an exorbitant amount of in-game choice. Play the game your way, they say. The character you create and things you do will result in you playing a completely different game than anyone else.

Getting Personal: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, world traveler Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, a professor and coordinator for information literary services and instruction at the University of Illinois Library, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Besides the library expertise, the Urbana resident has some opinions on baton twirling.

Wired In: Skot Wiedmann

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet SKOT WIEDMANN, 37, of Danville, the whiz technician in the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has studied electrical engineering as well as art, worked in TV and radio in London, and teaches a class in Art+Design here on electronics for artists.

Rich Warren: The right pair: Match a new car's GPS to smartphone

Call me old-school. Every time I buy a new car, about once a decade, I buy a new copy of the venerable Rand McNally Road Atlas.

Recently, I bought a Honda with Android Auto. While I still tuck the Rand McNally between the seats for seeing the big picture, for route planning I rely on Google, my smartphone and my Android Auto-equipped car.