Jamaica schools seventh-grader Rylan Tate always liked math, particularly geometry. Still, he didn't know why it's important to understand things like lines, angles and shapes, other than to do well on tests.
He does now, thanks to the Gateway to Technology pre-engineering program, which Vermilion Advantage brought to his school this year.
URBANA — With tethered screwdrivers and wrenches dangling, a new fixture in downtown Urbana is obviously not your typical garage workshop.
Maybe the bicycle air pump gives it away.
URBANA — The University of Illinois will hold a clean-energy education workshop Oct. 13.
CHAMPAIGN — Area residents will have a chance next week to learn more about a high-power transmission line that Ameren Illinois plans in southwest Champaign.
Ameren Illinois will host an open house on the 138,000-volt line from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.
URBANA — Approval of a planned 30-turbine wind farm in northeastern Champaign County inched forward Thursday with the submission of a county road agreement and a revised reclamation agreement from the wind farm developer.
But the Champaign County Zoning Board of Appeals decided to continue the case to next Thursday.
DECATUR — Some viewers of WAND-TV can expect interruptions in the station's signal today as the station installs a new antenna that will increase WAND's power.
With the increase in power, the Decatur-based station should be able to reach more than 1 million people in central Illinois, up from about 900,000 previously, WAND said in a news release.
URBANA — A zoning board case regarding a proposed 30-turbine wind farm in northeastern Champaign County — now more than a month old — could conclude Thursday night.
Or it could remain before the county zoning board of appeals.
URBANA — U.S. Cellular has proposed a new location for a controversial cell tower that is closer to the center of the Urbana High School/Middle School campus.
PAXTON — E.On Climate & Renewables has scheduled an Oct. 20 open house for the public to see its Pioneer Trail Wind Farm being built east and northeast of Paxton.
The open house is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20, at a wind turbine site on the south side of Illinois 9 between Ford County roads 2100 E and 2300 E, about 3 miles east of Paxton.