AURP Honors Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the 2011 Outstanding Research Park

Press Release from University of Illinois Research Park NEW ORLEANS—The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) named the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the 2011 Outstanding Research Park during its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony on Dec. 1. The awards were presented at the AURP 2011 International Conference in New Orleans. Read more »

Drug company honors Carle doctor

Thu, 12/01/2011 – 8:00am | Debra Pressey, staff writer, The News Gazette URBANA — In the early years when HIV/AIDS was quietly mushrooming into a worldwide epidemic, Dr. Philip Johnson decided to learn as much as he could about the virus and disease. An adult medicine doctor at Carle, Johnson diagnosed his first AIDS patient Read more »

C-U businessman Khan buying Jacksonville Jaguars

C-U businessman Khan buying Jacksonville Jaguars Tue, 11/29/2011 – 1:59pm | The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached an agreement to sell the small-market franchise to a Champaign-Urbana businessman Shahid Khan. Majority owner Wayne Weaver made the announcement Tuesday, hours after he fired coach Jack Del Rio and gave general Read more »

McDonald’s coming to Savoy

Tue, 11/29/2011 – 4:07pm | Michael Kiser, Anchor, Reporter, Newstalk 1400/WDWS-AM The Village of Savoy continues to expand as new businesses are planning to come to the village. A grocery store and a fast food restaurant are planning on joining a previously announced pharmacy chain in a new development area at the corner of Curtis Read more »

Airport Study Released

The Economic Development Corporation of Champaign County contracted Sixel Consulting Group to review the current governance of University of Illinois Willard Airport. The Corporation offered several reasons for commissioning this study, including determining a more efficient governance structure to remove layers in the decision-making process, reducing the overall cost of governance, giving the regional community Read more »