Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Disease-carrying mosquitoes spotted in area counties

CHAMPAIGN — Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry the chikungunya virus, are turning up in Champaign County for a fourth summer in a row and have also been found in Vermilion County, public health officials said.

These mosquitoes that bite mostly during the daytime haven’t spread the disease in Illinois so far, officials said.

The Fit List

Good luck to everyone running for eight hours at Howl at the Moon this weekend at Kennekuk County Park. For those of you looking for a race to run, here’s your list:

Weekend of Aug. 9-10:

The Fit List

Good luck to the St. Jude Champaign to Peoria runners this weekend! If you are in downtown Champaign this evening, be sure to cheer them on. They’ll leave from downtown at 6 p.m. to start their run to Peoria. Here’s your list of races:

Friday, Aug. 1:
Midnight Mayhem

More than a workout

Denise Warner of Tolono tried exercising to workout videos. She tried various group fitness classes. She tried an online beginning running program (for a month). None of it stuck.

Last December, Warner tried the Chix in Training fitness program in Savoy, at the suggestion of a friend. She hasn’t missed a session since she began.

The Fit List

Here’s your list of races. Now go have fun!

Friday, July 25:
Deitweiller at Dark

UPDATED: Funeral director dies in parachute accident


CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign funeral home operator with an appetite for adventure and a larger-than-life personality died Tuesday during a parachute jump in Oklahoma, according to authorities in that state.

Boil order issued for Ogden after E-coli detected

OGDEN — A boil order has been issued for the village of Ogden.

E-coli bacteria was found in the water supply on July 21, officials said.

The Fit List

This week’s weather has been AWESOME. Here’s hoping we can hang onto that for a few more days ... Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of July 19-20:
Run for the Bagel

Courageous rider

The weeklong bike ride through Minnesota has been a summer tradition for Jeri Lake and her family, part of their lives since 1996. They have all ridden the Habitat 500 Bike Ride — a seven-day, 500-mile ride to raise money for Habitat for Humanity — at least once, and they’ve also volunteered as part of the ride’s support crew.

The Fit List

Happy Friday. Here’s your list of races for this weekend, and the next few:

Weekend of July 12-13:
Fisher Fair 5K