Parks and Recreation
DANVILLE – The Danville Parks and Recreation Division, Pride Grows and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are sponsoring a river cleanup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Ellsworth Park, off East Main Street.
URBANA – The new owner of 160 acres of land in southeast Urbana plans to develop the land, although no specific projects are slated yet.
CHAMPAIGN – A national nonprofit will help rebuild a playground at a second park in Champaign, only miles from where the group said it would build the first.
MONTICELLO – After extensive discussion and public input, the Monticello City Council gave city staff the go-ahead to apply for a grant from the state for a Monticello River Walk and Bikeway project.
"This resolution of support doesn't require us to take the grant, if it is approved," Mayor Chris Corrie told the board and residents in attendance.
RANTOUL – The newly elected Chanute Air Museum Board could meet this week to begin work on saving the financially strapped entity.
Air museum foundation membership on Saturday elected six persons to the board. A seventh indicated he would be willing to be appointed.
Members of the Octave Chanute Air Museum Foundation heard a report of the museum's financial condition at last Saturday's meeting.
Pleas were also made for better communication and a change in the culture of the museum.
THOMASBORO – An appreciation night will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at West Side Park, Thomasboro.
The event from 4 to 9 p.m. is sponsored by the public safety departments of the village – the police department and fire department.
A dedication ceremony for the veterans' memorial at the park is scheduled for 6 p.m.