URBANA -- Urbana's academic senate Monday went with a strongly worded complaint about centralizing information technology, despite several attempts to soften the tone.
URBANA — At a meeting that wasn't supposed to be necessary, the Institute of Aviation could come up for a second senate vote. Even if it doesn't, the agenda promises to result in a lengthy meeting.
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CHAMPAIGN -- Power is back on after being out for about three hours in some downtown Champaign buildings.
The outage, reported at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, affected 154 customers in a four-block area of downtown, according to Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris.
CHAMPAIGN -- The founder and president of Volition Inc. is leaving the company.
Mike Kulas told employees last week he is stepping down after 18 years with the Champaign-based video game design firm and its predecessor, Parallax Software. His last day will be Monday.
URBANA -- As Japanese citizens continue to deal with the aftershocks of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant on the country's eastern coast, 2,000 radiation detectors on Tuesday were on their way from Urbana to the country that was devastated by a March earthquake and consequent tsunami.
DANVILLE - Seconds count in an emergency.
That's why Danville's neighborhood associations are spreading information about flashing porch lights that can be activated by the flip of a switch, making it easier for police, fire and medical personnel to find a residence, day or night.
URBANA -- A top information officer at the University of Illinois has resigned to protest administrative changes that she fears could harm the Urbana campus' status as a world leader in information technology.
Sally Jackson, chief information officer for the campus, resigned that post on April 8, though she will remain as professor and associate provost.
TOLONO – Unity High School is going green with a $2.39 million geothermal system that will heat and cool the school while helping the environment.
The Unit 7 school board on Wednesday hired St. Louis-based performance contractor Control Technology and Solutions to replace the mechanicals at the school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Female software or hardware engineers may be one of a handful in their office, but at a Thursday luncheon on campus, it was the men who were scarce.
The University of Illinois Research Park launched a new bimonthly lunch forum especially designed for local women working in technology and related fields.
CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn announced a statewide humanitarian relief effort Friday, to harness Illinois' technological and agricultural resources to provide supplies for the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.