“Fast away the Old Year passes,” so the carol goes. Fast comes the in-person 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That spurs my survey of future post-2022 innovations for your electronic cottage and garage. I’ll report on CES at its conclusion, but read on for near and far term techn…

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“I enjoy walking from my home to campus. My walk takes me though Illini Grove and the new Red Oak Rain Garden; I have enjoyed watching the improvements to the rain garden. The walk is a great way to plan my day without interruptions.”

“The administration is examining options and this is one they felt they’d like to present to the board, to initiate discussion of putting some sort of detection method at our buildings,” board President Paul Poulosky said. “We’re a long way away from putting anything like that in place.”

'When we talk about infringing on people’s rights, how much more of an invasion of privacy can you get than having bullets coming through your house?' asked Minnie Pearson, president of the NAACP Champaign County Branch.

"I will never forget the first dinner the evening I arrived. The restaurant we went to is not around anymore. It was a very poorly attended dinner. Yo-Yo Ma was performing at Krannert that night and competing with him for people’s attention was mission impossible.”

Your cellphone hides secrets. A little scroll through the settings menus reveals a useful secret. You don’t need a cellular signal for voice calls and texts, assuming you have a cellular plan with a carrier.