UC2B's Mike Smeltzer speaks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Urbana to launch ITV-3's high-speed broadband service in Champaign-Urbana.
(Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
May 09, 2015

High Speed Broadband Service Expanding in C-U

ITV-3 held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the debut of its residential and small buisness broadband service in Champaign-Urbana. Meanwhile, Comcast is also expanding its C-U broadband service.


Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
April 29, 2015

Tweeting Lincoln’s Assassination

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield began "live-tweeting" on April 14 - the date that that Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater back in 1865. They've continued, tweeting in real time -- 150 years after the fact -- about the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth, and the funeral cortege from Washington, D.C. to Springfield.


a license plate scanner on top of a police car.
Garrett Brnger for Illinois Public Radio
April 25, 2015

Data Trackers: License Plate Scanning Technology Raises Privacy Questions

Automatic license plate readers, like many technologies available to law enforcement, offer power that police praise and civil rights advocates consider warily. ALPRs, as they’re known, can scan and record thousands of license plates every hour. 


April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Strategic Treatment

“Strategic Treatment” follows doctors and patients during innovative procedures and treatment plans being used at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Carle Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.


Cancer cell
April 02, 2015

Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Seeking A Cure

Incredible advances are being made in cancer research and treatment right here in Central Illinois. To spotlight the local doctors, researchers, and institutions on the cutting edge of cancer care, WTVP and WILL are teaming up to produce a multi-platform companion to the national PBS series, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.


Martin Burke (center) with his Chemistry Group.
(L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)
March 13, 2015

U of I Chemist Creates ‘3D Printer For Small Molecules’

Chemistry professor and medical doctor Martin Burke's machine aims to do for chemistry what 3-D printing has done for engineering.  His team has built a machine for assembling small molecules.


Governor Bruce Rauner as part of the launch of Uber in Champaign-Urbana at EnterpriseWorks in Champaign Sunday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
February 15, 2015

Rauner Visits C-U For Uber Launch

Uber was launched in Champaign-Urbana Sunday, along with four other cities outside Chicago.  Gov. Rauner says he'll do all he can to bring high-tech companies like Uber to Champaign-Urbana. 


President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)
January 20, 2015

Durbin, Shimkus React To Obama’s SOTU Address

The two parties remain largely divided on the goals President Obama discussed in Tuesday's State of the Union address.  We gauged reaction from area lawmakers.


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