Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Entertainment listings, Dec. 18, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015

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Three file petitions for Champaign park board

CHAMPAIGN — Three candidates have already filed for two seats on the Champaign Park District board.

Incumbent Jane Solon-Wetmore and challengers Craig Hays and Brent West filed nominating petitions on Monday.

The top two vote getters will serve six years terms on the park board.

Solon-Wetmore has served on the park board since 2005.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 11-18, 2014

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Champaign Park Board considers options for Spalding Park

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Park District officials have begun the process of developing a new multimillion-dollar recreation center to complement the existing offerings at Spalding Park.

On Wednesday night, Mark Ritz and Caleb Walder of BLDD Architects presented the park board with two options for a proposed recreation center.

Community effort continues to keep McKinley pools open

A group of people who use the pools at the McKinley Aquatics Center in Champaign for exercise will present petitions Wednesday night to the Champaign Park District Board in an effort to keep the pools open.

Some want park district to take over pool facility

CHAMPAIGN — Members of the McKinley Aquatics Center and Fitness Center — a former YMCA — are interested in having the Champaign Park District take over some of its operations.

They're most interested in working with the district on the indoor pools — something the park district currently lacks.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 4-11, 2014

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Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 12-2-14

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 12-2-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the park district's marketing director about tomorrow's prescribed burn in two Champaign parks, plus a great lineup of shows at the Virginia Theatre this month.


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Mahomet backs policy on naming rights for parks

MAHOMET — The village board recently gave preliminary approval to a policy on naming — and renaming — Mahomet parks.

Edgar County hunters top results for first deer season

When it comes to shooting deer in East Central Illinois, no one does it better than hunters in Edgar County.