Health and Fitness
CHAMPAIGN — A $6.3 million expansion and renovation helped Bottenfield become the most desired elementary school for Unit 4 parents to send their children to, according to recent district data.
What all of that 1-cent sales tax money didn't cover, however, was the outdoor play space that was lost during the 2013-14 construction.
A new organization in Bloomington-Normal will help people unable to bicycle on their own enjoy the fresh air and sunshine of a bike ride.
Barb Brown of Bloomington founded Healing Rides to provide free bicycle rides in a special bicycle wheelchair tandem along the Constitution Trail.
Brown was unable to ride herself when she was being treated for cancer several years ago.
URBANA — Tai ji master Chungliang Al Huang will lead his annual "Creative Tai Ji for All Ages" seminar starting Saturday.
There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23-26 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27. People may sign up for both.
By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension
When you hear "acid" or "acidic," you probably don't think of good outcomes. More likely, you're reminded of the burning sensation of lemon juice coming in contact with a cut on your finger. Or perhaps you think of the terrible heartburn you get after eating tomatoes.
CHAMPAIGN — Race participants started streaming into the Activities and Recreation Center on the University of Illinois Campus at 9 a.m. Friday and didn't stop throughout the afternoon and into the early evening.
There was a general hum to the ARC atmosphere: One part anticipation, another excitement.