Parks and Recreation
COMMUNITY MLK CELEBRATION
What: Keynote speaker with be Eric McDuffie of the African American Studies Department. The program will include a presentation by Wrapsody and a performance by the Banks, Bridgewater and Lewis Drum Corps.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21.
While interest in bowling seems to be declining at the national level, the local scene is about to receive a jolt.
For the first time in 50 years, the Illinois Women's Bowling Association's state tournament will be held in Champaign County. The tournament is expected to bring about 200 bowlers a weekend to Arrowhead Lanes and Western Bowl from Feb. 24 to April 23.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Conservation officers in Illinois and Indiana say they've issued more than $85,000 in fines to hunters who falsely claimed residency in either state to get a hunting permit at a cheaper rate.
Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. David Hyatt says the joint "Operation Double Dip" started in early 2015 and ran through 2016.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Park Board members got a jolt of sticker shock Wednesday night after hearing the estimated costs for expanding the operations and maintenance facilities just east of the Bresnan Meeting Center.
Project Architect Scott Burge and Engineering Manager Michael Friend of The Farnsworth Group told the board the bill could be as big as $8.564 million.
16TH ANNUAL COUNTYWIDE MLK CELEBRATION
Do you know anything about Tongues Unknown, the band playing at the Canopy Club next Sunday?
Yes, it's a project of 2009 UI alum Connor Grant, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and played lead guitar with Sean Lennon's band, The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, now on hiatus.
GALENA — A Monticello artist experienced in plein-air painting will be among four artists-in-residence this month at the Goldmoor Inn in Galena.
Caroline Goldsmith and the other award-winning painters will each spend a week at the inn that will end with them teaching a class outdoors, weather permitting, or from a glass gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River.
PODCAST: Brian Stearns, Champaign Cty. Audubon Society: Play now!
Brian Stearns of the Champaign County Audubon Society discusses the increase in bald eagle sightings in the area.
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