Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Changing Virginia marquee could affect National Register standing

CHAMPAIGN – The state has "unofficially" suggested to the Champaign park district board that it should leave the current marquee on the historic Virginia Theatre.

Champaign park board to decide on marquee for Virginia

CHAMPAIGN – A decision on the fate of the notable Virginia Theatre marquee is expected Wednesday when the park district board holds a special meeting before the theater's closing in June for renovation work.

AMBUCS seek 'buddies' for growing Challenger League in Danville

DANVILLE – The Danville Chapter of AMBUCS is seeking additional volunteers for its Challenger League baseball program.

Challenger League offers the opportunity for children with disabilities to play baseball with the help of a "buddy."

Private money pays almost all costs for Champaign's 150th

CHAMPAIGN – During a tight budget cycle, a 13-month citywide sesquicentennial celebration might be a bit pricey without a little financial help from friends.

Touch-A-Truck 2010

The annual Touch-a-Truck event at Centennial Park in Champaign on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. 

Racing through CU: A Tour de Champaign preview

Scott Dahman of Wild Card Racing offers a preview of the bicycle racing in CU May 22-23, including an on board camera look at the downtown Urbana course.

Danville's AMBUCS playground will close for new surface; weather may slow work

DANVILLE – The AMBUCS playground will be closed next week to allow city-hired contractors to replace rubber surfacing throughout the universally accessible playground.

The safety-fall-zone surfaces within the playground at Winter Park, 900 E. Winter Ave., have deteriorated in the several years since the recreation area was built.

Faith group offers movement class for seniors

DANVILLE – Faith in Action is offering Danville area seniors a chance to get up and move.

It's offering a new body movement class called "Body & Soul."

The class is free to seniors 60 years old and older, but registration is required.

Organizers officially dub this year's marathon a success

With 5,000 more runners than last year's inaugural run, the 2010 Christie Clinic Marathon is being called a success by organizers.

Gallery: Illinois Marathon 2010

Images from the start, the finish and points in between during the 2010 Illinois Marathon