Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Minor league baseball not a dead issue, Champaign mayor says

Even though the issue has moved to the backburner, the mayor of Champaign said the idea of bringing a minor league baseball team to town isn't dead.  But he said the result of next month's election could play a big part in where the talks go.

Tom's Mailbag March 6, 2015

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Updated: Park board will take formal vote on Dodds next week

CHAMPAIGN — Voters in the Champaign school district will soon know where the new, $94.5 million high school they'll be asked to pay for would be located.

Entertainment listings, March 5-12, 2015

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

Plan to control geese detailed

URBANA — Here's one Mother Goose story you won't find in the children's section of your public library.

Dodds Park to be voted on next week by Champaign Park District

The head of the Champaign Park District says it's unclear at this time what the park board will vote on next week concerning Dodds Park, but he says the issue will be on the agenda.

Executive Director Joe DeLuce said Wednesday that exactly what board members will vote on is being worked out and could include several different options.

Climbing facility to open this spring

URBANA — Alex Bragg and Kris Schmarr plan to open an indoor climbing facility in Urbana this spring.

The facility, known as Urbana Boulders, will be located in a former auto repair building at 1502 N. Cunningham Ave. and will feature 14-foot climbing walls, Bragg said.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 26-March 5, 2015

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

Sides have their say

Now what? Tell Tom Kacich here

CHAMPAIGN — The final taxpayer tally: 12 against using part of Dodds Park for a new Champaign Central High School, seven for.

First public discussion of Dodds Park is set

At 5:30 p.m. today comes the moment many have been waiting for — the first public discussion about using a portion of Dodds Park for a new Champaign Central High School. With Election Day less than six weeks away — and Unit 4 planning to ask taxpayers for $94 million to replace the cramped, creaky school on University Avenue — the question of where remains 'TBA.'