URBANA — During his high school days, Trey Ward had a summer job watering municipal flower beds in Hinsdale.
Three days a week, he traveled around town with a tank holding hundreds of gallons of water, making sure planters got their fill.
To Ward, it seemed "a huge waste of municipal funds."
CHAMPAIGN — A fundraiser this weekend will help support community technology.
URBANA — A proposal to put a 150-foot cell tower at the Urbana High School athletic complex has raised concerns in the neighborhood around the school.
U.S. Cellular has proposed putting the tower at the athletic complex to improve its wireless service in Urbana. It would pay about $1,600 per month to the Urbana school district to lease the tower.
SPRINGFIELD — Counties would be limited in some of the restrictions they could place on small, non-commercial wind turbines under a bill that cleared a Senate committee Thursday.
The University of Illinois is getting $6 million from the U.S. Air Force to create a center that could revolutionize shared computer resources called "cloud computing."
The University Center of Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing was established Thursday by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Urbana campus.
URBANA -- After more than seven years of wavering, University of Illinois officials have decided to kill a proposal to build a 400-foot wind turbine just south of the city limits.
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.
Updated 4:50 p.m.
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.