A display at the U of I's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, during the launch of P.O.E.T.S. Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 16, 2015

Aim For NSF-Funded Facility At U of I - More Power In Less Space

A new engineering research center was officially launched at the University of Illinois Thursday, with the goal of cramming more power into smaller spaces.  The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems - POETS for short - will take on the challenges of improving mobile electronics and vehicle design.


Highway sign along Interstate 72
(Amanda Vinicky)
September 14, 2015

Stop-And-Go Federal Highway Funding Could Get The Green Light

A three-year highway funding bill is on the Congressional docket this month. Illinois' Senior U.S. Senator -- Dick Durbin -- said he's hopeful the House will follow in the Senate's footsteps and approve a long-term plan.


U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis visits with Tim Nugent at Nugent Hall on the U of I campus Saturday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 14, 2015

Davis, Kirk, Seek Congressional Honors For ‘Father Of Accessibility’

A letter went out to members of Congress Monday detaiing a measure that seeks to award innovator Tim Nugent with the Congressional Gold Medal.  His modifications to the U of I campus, like curb cuts and handicapped-accessible bus routes were among the first in the country.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits a University of Illinois-owned farm in Urbana on Thursday.
Darell Hoemann/CU Citizen Access
September 10, 2015

Top Ag Official Announces $100 Million In Ethanol Infrastructure Funding

More ethanol fuel blends could soon be for sale at gas stations in Illinois after a multi-million dollar federal investment in the industry’s infrastructure. The U.S. department of Agriculture is giving the state $12 million dollars to expand access to ethanol in Illinois. 


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