MATTOON — GE Lighting plans to add 30 jobs at its Mattoon Lamp Plant as a result of increased customer demand for energy-efficient bulbs and an investment in new equipment, the company said Thursday.
The plant, which currently employs 205, produces halogen capsules and assembles energy-efficient soft white bulbs and other types of lighting.
DANVILLE — Shortly after receiving a call for an armed robbery at First Midwest Bank's main branch on the morning of Aug. 12, police had a vivid description of the suspect thanks to video surveillance taken by the bank's security camera.
They later tracked down another clue — a picture of the getaway vehicle — also captured on a security camera.
Editor's note: WDWS agriculture director Dave Gentry will broadcast live reports Thursday and Friday from the Half Century of Progress show during the DWS News Hour, which airs from 4 to 5 p.m. He will also host a live program from the Rantoul Aviation Center from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The battery of my first-generation Apple iPod Nano charged for its final time. I also bought the next generation of Nano but left it in a drawer, so the battery completely died after five years of disuse. Apple makes replacing the battery nearly as expensive as buying a new player.
CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Illinois has opened a $3.3 million testing facility near the University of Illinois campus that companies can use to try out smart-grid technologies on a live grid.
The utility's new Technology Applications Center, at 2001 Griffith Drive, C, is equipped with a substation and two distribution circuit feeders.
DANVILLE — The public can get a rare, behind-the-scenes look into the high-tech world of manufacturing at five Danville industries during the first Vermilion County Tour of Industries on Saturday.
Any early history of a family is intertwined with the history of the area where that family lived. The O'Sullivans are considered one of the oldest documented royal families on record, and William Randolph McCreight's research provides details of early history of Ireland and that family.
CHAMPAIGN — When "Saints Row IV" launches today, it will mark the culmination of "tens of millions of dollars" of development work by Champaign-based video game producer Deep Silver Volition.
The fourth game in the Saints Row series has been in the works for two years and involved the efforts of nearly 200 people, said Dan Cermak, the studio's general manager.
SAVOY — Over the last 25 years, Everette "Clif" Burdette has shepherded several medical devices to market, many of them focused on treating cancer.
His current company, Acoustic MedSystems of Savoy, recently got 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the RadVision system.
URBANA — City council members on Monday night could approve Mayor Laurel Prussing's first round of appointments to the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband nonprofit board.