MONTICELLO — The bridge that connected walkers and bicyclists on both sides of the Sangamon River has reopened.
The walk/bike trail that connects Monticello with subdivisions to the west had been closed since a May 23 fire damaged the trestle/bridge. Six youths later told Piatt County sheriff's police they accidentally ignited the trestle with a stray mortar-style firework.
TOLONO — The park district is getting a boost from the village to develop the new East Side Park.
Village board trustees have signed off on an agreement to give the park district $208,693.39 from its tax increment financing district revenues.
URBANA — Moving quickly to expedite construction of an outdoor aquatic center, the Urbana park board Wednesday approved two expenditures at a special meeting.
SULLIVAN — The A B Seals factory is cranked up for a Saturday night, with dozens of artists, two live bands, drinks and food, pumpkin carving, tattoos, Harley-Davidsons and just a lot of people milling about.
There's a real factory on the lower level: A B Seals, a custom job shop for all types of porous castings in aluminum, cast iron, zinc and brass.
URBANA — Northbrook-based KemperSports has been chosen by The Atkins Group to manage Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana.
KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events.
DANVILLE - The city is changing its agreement with the Harrison Park Golf Course management, shifting a portion of the manager's compensation from the parks and public property budget to the golf course budget.
Candidate petitions for seats on the Champaign and Urbana park district boards are now available.
Park board elections will be April 9, the same day that municipal and school board elections are held in Illinois.
FINDLAY — The owners of the long-shuttered Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville said Monday night that they still intend to reopen the business, perhaps as early as 2014.
MONTICELLO — A few years ago, Mindy Brand said, the number of volunteers at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center was "too many to count."
Brand, who took over as volunteer coordinator last month, says she is now in charge of only six. That doesn't count the Allerton Allies (25 volunteers) and hunter volunteers (30 total), who are under the charge of others and still going strong.
URBANA — City council members on Monday agreed to scale back the proposed upgrades to the Boneyard Creek area in downtown Urbana, but not before holding on to a couple features they couldn't bear to lose.