Parks and Recreation
MAHOMET — Three fundraisers are planned this summer and fall to help cover part of the funding gap for construction of phase one of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.
The first time Mary Ann Torri exhibited her art at Arts in the Park in Danville was in 1979. She didn't return until last year, when the organizers for the first time put the artist tents on an asphalt breezeway that runs through Lincoln Park, a historic park full of mature trees.
An extra $1,000 worth of fireworks will light up the sky in Tolono on Saturday night, wrapping up the annual Fun Day Festival.
URBANA — Next week, the public will get its first chance to learn about more than $1 million of planned improvements at Urbana's Crystal Lake Park.
The Urbana Park District is hosting an open-house styled event between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 30 to unveil its plans to rehabilitate the lake that gives the park its name.
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What it will run the Champaign Park District to bring in rapper turned minister Kurtis Blow to co-headline August's Taste of Champaign-Urbana with alternative rockers Vertical Horizon ($15,000).
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Park District says demands from a group suing to block "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas from building his museum on Chicago's lakefront are "outrageous."
WESTVILLE — Whenever Anthony LaGrand jogs at Forest Glen Preserve, he makes the observation tower part of his workout.
The Georgetown resident runs quickly up and down the 100 steps of the tower. And sometimes he doesn't even use the stairs as he descends — he instead swings over the sides and climbs down the girders.
On a steamy, sun-kissed Thursday afternoon at Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul, the parking lot is full and carts are backed up at the first tee.
Inside the clubhouse, owner Kevin Applebee kicks back with friends as regulars stroll in and out, enjoying a cold one after wrapping up their round.