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.
CHAMPAIGN – Qualcomm has decided to close its software development office in the University of Illinois Research Park after three years in Champaign.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
MATTOON – Barring a monumental turnaround, Coles County's seven-year love-hate relationship with the high-tech FutureGen energy project has ended.
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.