IntelliWheels Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Multispeed Geared Wheels for Manual Wheelchairs

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park A $1.5-million grant will enable IntelliWheels, Inc. to advance development of ultra-lightweight, multi-geared wheels for manual wheelchairs. This new innovation will further wheelchair functionality, allowing manual wheelchair users to be more physically active and increase their independence, health and well-being. IntelliWheels received the Phase II SBIR (Small Business Read more »

University of Illinois Honored With “Innovation & Economic Prosperity University” Distinction

Article Source: University of Illinois – OVPR The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) designated the University of Illinois an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University.” This designation, which is valid for five years, recognizes institutions that work to advance the economic well-being of their states, regions, and the nation through a variety of Read more »

US News & World Report Names Carle to Annual Best Hospital List

Article Source: Carle U.S. News & World Report named Carle Foundation Hospital in its 25th annual Best Hospitals rankings. For 2014-2015, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3-percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals earned national ranking Read more »

UC2B Makes Deal to Widen Fiber Network

Article Source: The News-Gazette Champaign, IL – After more than a year in waiting, residents who committed hundreds of thousands of dollars toward the expansion of Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband finally have an answer about its future. During the next few years, officials announced Thursday, the network will be built out to the rest of the Read more »

Champaign Among Fastest-Growing Cities in Illinois

San Francisco, CA (April 8, 2014) – NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the fastest-growing cities in Illinois – and Champaign ranked third. A hub of central Illinois, Champaign is home to the University of Illinois flagship campus and saw median incomes in town grow by 32.2% between 2009 and Read more »