WESTVILLE — No one will get voted off an island, but there will be some tiki torches snuffed out Saturday night after area Boy Scouts compete in various events at the Prairielands Council's "Survivor"-themed fall camporee at Forest Glen Preserve.
DANVILLE — Fourteen years ago, John Wilbourn nearly died in a car accident that broke his back in two places and took him away from his job as a finish contractor.
The Urbana Park District will hold a dedication ceremony Saturday for its new and improved accessible playground.
The park district's Executive Director Vicki Mayes said the AMBUCS Park playground is specifically designed to enhance the ability of someone with physical or developmental disabilities to play in an interactive environment with others.
CHAMPAIGN — Bobbie Herakovich gave a five-year commitment when she was hired as the executive director of the Champaign Park District. She will retire after 12.
The Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau said in its annual report that visitors are spending more money thanks to big events in the area.
The report said the county saw a 5.5% increase in direct spending at $298.5 million for the 2013 fiscal year.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District is seeking local musicians to perform for the Spring 2014 Bach's Lunch Concert series at the Springer Cultural Center.
URBANA — The Urbana park board didn't consider undertaking a nationwide search for its new executive director.
It opted to go with Tim Bartlett, the park district's superintendent of planning and operations, as the successor to Vicki Mayes, who announced Tuesday that she would retire next April after more than 10 years in Urbana.
CHAMPAIGN — Several years ago, while passing through the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Donna Anderson noticed in the lobby a life-sized statue of native son Adlai Stevenson II.
The bronze sculpture of the former Illinois governor and presidential candidate showed him sitting on a park bench, his feet propped up on a suitcase.