Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Area update: St. Joe Legion proposing memorial for veterans

ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph American Legion is proposing a veterans memorial, to be placed at the sports complex on the east side of the village.

The Fit List

Here’s your list of upcoming races.

The Fit List

Want to run some hills? Check out the Mountain Goat this weekend at Kickapoo State Recreation Area.

The Fit List

The Fit List has your spring races. Get outside and run.


YWCA to honor Armstrong's 'philosophy of inclusion'

Nine years ago, Amy Armstrong had a simple hope for her family: To find a place where they could all play together.

UI issues travel advisory on Zika virus

URBANA — Spring break is right around the corner, and thousands of University of Illinois students are expected to be headed south where sun, fun and mosquitoes await them.

While some of those biters in parts of the world may be carrying the Zika virus, the university isn't advising people to cancel travel plans.

She's going the distance

Ask Chelsea Blaase what her favorite running event is, and she’ll you how much she loves the 10,000 meters.

Illini Judo Midwest Championship set Sunday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The Illini Judo Midwest Championship for collegiate, senior and master judo practitioners will take place Sunday at the Leonhard Recreation Center (2307 Sangamon Drive).

Illini Judo and the National Collegiate Judo Association are organizing the Midwest regional championships, the qualifying tournament for the National Collegiate Championships April 1 in San Jose, Calif.

Polar Plunge still chilly despite balmy day

MAHOMET — Wearing a pink bikini, Liesel Flatt, 40, of Sadorus took a deep breath before jumping into the water at Lake of the Woods on Saturday.

“I walked into the lake barefoot,” Flatt said. “When I got in the water, it was like a shock to my system. But I continued until I got all the way wet.”

Vertically challenged

Bouldering is a sport that is as much about analyzing your next move as it is about strength and endurance.