Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018


This weekend


C-U's first shareable bikes expected to hit streets at start of UI semester

URBANA — With agreements almost finalized, VeoRide is set to become the first dockless-bike-share service in Champaign-Urbana.

Lily Wilcock, active transportation coordinator at the University of Illinois, said the Indiana-based company gave her serial numbers for 500 bicycles — the biggest fleet size allowed. The goal, she said, is to roll them out around the start of the semester.

Cyclist completes century ride around London

Brenda Mehnert had hoped her 2018 race plans w

To Your Health | Try a new twist on roasted vegetables with turnips

If you are looking for a way to prepare vegetables that enhances their natural flavor, roasting is a winning strategy.

Vegetables brown and caramelize while roasting, giving them a crispy texture on the outside and a sweeter flavor. A great vegetable for roasting that can be often overlooked is the turnip.

The Way We Were: Crystal Lake Park

Crystal Lake Park has served canoeists, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, walkers and fishing fans — and too many geese — in its greenish waters. It became Urbana's first public park in 1907.

Rosecrance aims to open new treatment center in December

CHAMPAIGN — A new residential and outpatient substance-abuse treatment center with a detox unit will open in late December in northwest Champaign.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018


This weekend


What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Champaign cat becomes second animal in C-U found to have tularemia

CHAMPAIGN — The bacterial disease tularemia has again turned up, this time in a cat in Champaign.

A potentially deadly disease in both animals and people, tularemia had already been found recently in Urbana in a dead rabbit — plus more dead rabbits were found in an Urbana neighborhood, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 2-9, 2018


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Ice, ice baby

Endurance athletes put a lot of hours into tra