Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois senior who recently launched a web-development and information-technology startup, Mahomes Tech, which provides services to economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

This week's stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign’s Dixon Graphics, a 2019 Arts, Culture, and Education Award winner for, among other things, 'going out of their way to support, advocate for, advise, encourage, and promote local artists as they conduct their art businesses.'

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The newly constructed four-story, 80-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott along Lynch Drive near Interstate 74 on the eastern outskirts of the city will cater to a niche market that was underserved locally, according to officials with Sunrise Hospitality, which owns the hotel and two adjacent properties, a Holiday Inn Express and a Hampton Inn.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI mechanical science and engineering professor whose lab developed the first autonomous, self-propelled biohybrid swimming robot at sub-millimeter scale in 2014 and is now working toward intelligent versions by incorporating neurons.

Tony Khan, president of All Elite Wrestling and a co-owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars under father and owner Shahid, brought a few friends to C-U to sign autographs after announcing that the group's TNT-based show, 'Dynamite,' will have a live taping Dec. 4 at State Farm Center.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI sophomore who serves as project manager of Stay Glassy, which recycles used glass bottles to create quality products that will benefit others.

This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign's Minuteman Press, now part of the 'You print one. We'll plant one' project.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI junior majoring in systems engineering whose concept for the Illinois Enactus program is called Donable — a project to connect volunteers with the people who need them.

How secure is the disposal provided at the local electronics recycling event on Oct. 12? What about at local firms that offer e-recycling? Is there a third-party data-security expert who could offer an informed opinion or advice on this sort of thing?