Technology

Deadline nears for state's innovation competition

CHAMPAIGN – Business that have launched – or plan to launch – an innovative product have until Sept. 10 to submit an application for the statewide Innovate Illinois competition.

The competition awards $80,000 in prizes – $30,000 cash prizes to winners in the early-stage and later-stage divisions and $10,000 cash prizes to runners-up in those divisions.


Qualcomm to close software office in UI research park

CHAMPAIGN – Qualcomm has decided to close its software development office in the University of Illinois Research Park after three years in Champaign.


Glitch blamed for lack of updates on circuit clerk's website

URBANA – The Champaign County circuit clerk's office hopes to resume updating most of its website on Tuesday morning following a computer glitch.

Due to technical difficulties, court case information on the site hasn't been updated for court activity happening after Aug. 13.


Crisis Nursery wins $10,000 web makeover

URBANA – It may not make HGTV, but the Crisis Nursery of Champaign County is about to get a $10,000 makeover.

Not the bricks-and-mortar kind, but a website makeover courtesy of an online voting contest sponsored by LRS Web Solutions, a division of Levi, Ray & Shoup.


Mezolink expanding its space at M2 on Neil

CHAMPAIGN – A computing services company plans to move into 7,000 square feet on the second floor of the M2 on Neil complex in downtown Champaign.

Mezolink Inc. – formerly known as Integrated Data Security – already occupies about 700 square feet on the building's fourth floor.


UI visit gives official insight into pavement, rail research

RANTOUL – A top-ranking U.S. transportation official visited Rantoul recently to see what the University of Illinois has been cooking up in pavement and high-speed rail research.


Urbana's Crisis Nursery seeks more votes for website makeover

URBANA – Crisis Nursery is urging the public to vote for it in an online voting contest, in hopes of winning a website makeover worth $10,000.


Green Business Association certifies four more local businesses

URBANA – Four more businesses have been certified as "green" businesses by the Illinois Green Business Association, the association announced Wednesday.

Newly certified are: Marcy McAnally State Farm Insurance, Champaign; Common Ground Food Co-Op, Urbana; Body n' Sole, Savoy; and Boltini Lounge, Champaign.


Durbin to seek other Illinois towns after Coles County rejects FutureGen

MATTOON – Barring a monumental turnaround, Coles County's seven-year love-hate relationship with the high-tech FutureGen energy project has ended.


Bus district launches updated website

URBANA – An improved website for the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is intended to be more user-friendly.

The site at http://www.cumtd.com/ was launched Monday.

Karl Gnadt, director of market development for the MTD, said the original website was launched five years ago.


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