MONTICELLO — A Monticello commodities trader left Saturday for two weeks in Mozambique.
While in the east African country, Jim Traub will work as a volunteer for CNFA to establish a small-scale soybean processing line there.
Traub doesn't know yet exactly what that will involve, but he believes soybeans can be used to improve the diets of people there.
URBANA — Twenty-three businesses so far have agreed to participate in a program that would use "scrip" to promote local business.
The UC Smiles program plans to issue scrip — a substitute for currency — beginning in November. Participating retailers will offer promotions and discounts to customers using the scrip.
DANVILLE - AT&T Wireless officials are now planning to tether a balloon to visually show Danville aldermen the location of a proposed cellular tower in relation to the Provena United Samaritan Medical Center's emergency helicopter landing pad.
And, AT&T officials have agreed to light the top of the tower.
CHAMPAIGN — Police Chief Anthony Cobb says use-of-force training should be cheaper and more efficient once the department gets its new simulator to which the city council gave its nod last night.
DANVILLE — Aldermen will again be discussing the proposed construction of an AT&T Wireless cellular tower near Provena United Samaritans Medical Center's emergency helicopter landing pad.
URBANA — The first University of Illinois online course offered through Coursera, the California company that delivers free classes to students around the world, has attracted nearly 32,000 students in its first week.
Thousands more have enrolled for additional UI courses to be offered on the platform later this fall.
URBANA — Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh wants to remind people visiting the courthouse in downtown Urbana that a ban on electronics starts Tuesday.
In mid-July, the Illinois Supreme Court approved a rule that instructs jurors not to engage in Internet research or outside electronic communication while a trial is going on.
URBANA — When you're a mussel and you absolutely positively have to get from the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania to a holding tank at the University of Illinois as soon as possible, call research scientists Kevin Cummings and Jeremy Tiemann with the Illinois Natural History Survey.
"We're like the mussel FedEx people," said Cummings.
URBANA — Officials are reminding students who are returning to school but just now moving in to a new house or apartment that they might want to sign up for the cities' municipal electric aggregation programs.
Employees and graduate students on the University of Illinois campus are getting used to a new, cutting-edge phone system.
It combines email, calendaring, traditional voice phone service, instant messageing, video conferencing and audio conferencing, all integrated in a computer system.