You voted with your wallets, and I commend you. The electronic pundit consensus conceded that 3-D TV fell flat. The electronics industry tried to foist 3-D television upon you for the past three years, and you weren't buying it.
MONTICELLO — A new, revamped website for the city is on the way, and should be active within two months.
CHAMPAIGN — Six different groups looked at buying the Volition video-game studio before it was auctioned off to Koch Media last week, Volition's general manager said.
Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Koch Media and a group from the Chicago area each visited Volition in the two weeks or so preceding the auction to size up the studio, Dan Cermak said.
A wall-sized depiction of a plesiosaurus, a large carnivorous marine reptile from the Jurassic period, greets visitors to the Natural History Building.
It's not a true fossil, but the plaster cast is itself an antique, dating back more than a century, said Steven Marshak, geology professor and director of the UI's School of Earth, Society and the Environment.
In a rare appearance at a University of Illinois board meeting, Gov. Pat Quinn visited with trustees Thursday afternoon to voice support for a major new university-led institute called UI Labs.
CHICAGO — City and state officials are endorsing the University of Illinois' plans for a multimillion-dollar research institute that backers say has the potential to drive economic growth in the region.
Updated 6:04 p.m. Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN — Koch Media was the winning bidder for Volition Inc., the Champaign-based video game studio, according to court documents filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.
URBANA — An investigation that involved bomb squads, falsified emails, computer hacking and damage to a campus building resulted in the arrest of a former University of Illinois engineering student over the weekend.
URBANA — Within a few months more than half of the 102-bus fleet of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will be made up of low-emissions, improved mileage diesel-electric hybrid buses.
CHAMPAIGN — An analyst who covers the video game industry said Volition's "Saints Row" franchise will probably attract interest when Volition's parent company auctions off its assets Tuesday.