Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Board seeks grant for 2nd phase of rail trail

MAHOMET — Just two weeks into construction of the first phase of the Kickapoo Rail Trail, the Champaign County Forest Preserve District board Thursday night approved applying for a grant for design engineering of the second phase in Champaign County.

Running the numbers for the 2016 marathon

Races are all about numbers: 26.2 miles, 10 kilometers.

And here's the biggest number from the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races Friday and Saturday: an estimated $10 million. That's what Jayne DeLuce of Visit Champaign County said the races contribute in economic impact to the county for the weekend.

Entertainment listings, April 28-May 4, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

PROGRESS CITY CLUSTER DOG SHOWS

For the retirees, April 24-May 1, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Entertainment listings, April 21-28, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Allerton gets boost from couple's donation

MONTICELLO — A major project to protect natural areas at Allerton Park is getting a big boost from a family whose own property is full of trails and trees.

Allerton Park will dedicate the Ward and Diana McDonald Family Trails today.

Urbana finalizes TIF agreement with park district

URBANA — The Urbana City Council formalized a tax reimbursement agreement with the city's park district for the Cunningham Avenue Corridor Redevelopment Area.

The council approved the agreement, which will reimburse the park district about $1.25 million through fiscal 2025, by a 6-0 vote, with Dennis Roberts abstaining.

For the retirees, April 17-24, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Take a seat - outside

CHAMPAIGN — Spring came not a moment too soon for Ebertfest, the Illinois Marathon and the pleasures of dining al fresco.

Sidewalk seating brings a bit of Paris to downtown Champaign, and live music often serenades the diners and imbibers.

Entertainment listings, April 14-21, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are