Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Everyone out of the pool: Sholem closes for cleaning after disease warning

CHAMPAIGN — The Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign was closed for 24 hours starting Thursday afternoon after health officials warned about a swimming-related disease outbreak in central Illinois.

The closing was posted late Thursday afternoon on the aquatic center's Facebook page.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018


This weekend


Champaign park board OKs sale of land to Unit 4 for $60,000

CHAMPAIGN — Unit 4 is getting the chunk of land it needs to keep renovations on track at Centennial High School and Tommy Stewart Field.

But it will come at a cost.

Not everyone happy with designs for Champaign's downtown plaza

CHAMPAIGN — A multimillion-dollar downtown revitalization project 12 years in the making is about to move one step closer to reality — and not everyone's thrilled about it.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Aug. 26, 2018

It has been this area's last, best festival of summer for the past 75 years, and will be for the next 75 as long as it's held each Labor Day weekend.

Weekend Top 10, Aug. 24, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

Singing for a cause

LANCO aka Lancaster and Co., an American country music band, is the featured attraction at tonight's Summer Bash, Andrae's Harley-Davidson's fundraiser for MDA. Park at the Champaign County Fairgrounds for a free bus ride to and from Andrae's.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 23-30, 2018


This weekend


Champaign's first 'festival district' designation set Friday

CHAMPAIGN — Patrons of many downtown Champaign bars and restaurants will be able to drink alcohol outdoors Friday night, thanks to the first mayoral designation of a "festival district."

Top of the Morning, Aug. 20, 2018

With school back in session this week, there was no shortage of things to do on the unofficial last weekend of summer — and we were all over it.

Letter from Birdland | A canine conversation in the forest

"The Philosopher of the North Woods"

A one-act play

Characters: Mary and Michael, a pair of wilderness backpackers; Madame Ursula La Osa: a black Lab; Sir Cullen P. Dingleberry, esquire, a duck-tolling retriever