Parks and Recreation
As Kaitlyn Riopelle hires local bands to perform at Champaign County Forest Preserve sites, she targets groups she knows are good or have solid reputations. For the Music on the Lake Concert Series show from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Homer Lake, she tapped Rebecca Rego and the Trainmen, an Americana act. "I've heard really great things about her and look forward to having her," Riopelle said.
CHAMPAIGN — A downtown Champaign pub will continue to manage liquor sales for events at the Virginia Theatre for another year, pending approval tonight.
Farren's Pub and Eatery was the only business to respond to a request for proposals to sell beer at the park district-owned theater.
URBANA — The Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre will present the classic musical "The Pajama Game" today through Saturday at the Parkland Theater.
RURAL OAKWOOD — Nick Vinson and Jaclyn Marganski face each other to check their scuba equipment before they head into deeper water.
They're inspecting each other for the proper placement of air regulators, weight belts and buoyancy control, any one of which represents a serious safety issue.
URBANA — Cynthia Haymon-Coleman is sick and tired of being "beaten up" by all the bad news of late.
She addressed it head-on by co-founding with her husband, Barrington, Le Jardin Community Arts Festival.
By SERAH WELBORN/.LeRoy/Farmer City Press
LeROY — Roughly 250 dead fish were counted along the edges of Dawson Lake earlier this month.
MAHOMET — When flag football games get underway at Taylor Field this fall, they'll be played under new, energy-efficient field lights.
At a special meeting this week, the village board approved spending $89,950 with Barton Electric on new lights for Taylor Field north, as well as LED lighting for the parking lot.