One of the panels of the original Harmonic Tone Generator
Courtesy of Skot
April 27, 2016

The Story Behind An Early Electronic Music Instrument Developed in Champaign-Urbana

Computer synthesizers have likely become a staple of your daily life – Siri, digital music, YouTube and more – but do you know where they come from? One of the earliest synthesizer structures was invented in the University of Illinois’ Experimental Music Lab in the early 1960s as part of one of the first computer instruments – The Harmonic Tone Generator.


Rodney Davis
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
April 26, 2016

Rep. Davis Among Those Seeking Reversal Of Spy Agency Decision

The Taylorville Republican says federal officials didn't place national security at the top of the list when deciding on a new location for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis.  Davis is among the lawmakers recommending they reconsider a site near Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.


Members of the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition hold a 'work-in' outside the Henry Administration Building.
Twitter photo/NTFC Local #6546
April 26, 2016

U Of I Non-Tenure Union Holds Work-In After Last Week’s Strike

Members of the U of I's Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition are holding a two day 'work-in' outside the Henry Administration Building.  The union went on a two-day strike last week as a means of pressuring administrators for a new contract.


In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago.
Christian K. Lee, File/Associated Press
April 25, 2016

‘Individual A’ Sues Hastert For Money Over Unpaid Hush Money

The person known as "Individual A'', who alleges Dennis Hastert sexually abused him decades ago and was promised more than $3 million to keep quiet has filed a lawsuit, saying he's only been paid about half the money.


Gov. Bruce Rauner in a visit to an AutoZone distribution facility in Danville March 29.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
April 25, 2016

Gov. Rauner Signs Higher Ed Measure

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed SB 2059, which provides $600 million in emergency funding for Illinois' public universities through the rest of the semester.  In a statement, the governor says "now is the time to build on this bipartisan momentum and focus on enacting a truly balanced budget for Fiscal Years 2016-2017."  But he reiterated his call for business reforms at the same time.


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