URBANA — After some 20 years of planning, negotiating, grant writing and fundraising, an abandoned railroad line finally is under local ownership and available for development as a recreation trail.
URBANA — The Urbana Park District is proposing a double-digit increase in its property tax levy, for taxes to be paid next spring.
Final action on the tax levy ordinance will be taken at the park board's next meeting on Nov. 12.
DANVILLE — Project Success of Vermilion County Inc. will hold a "Lights On After School" celebration on Oct. 17 at Kennekuk County Park.
The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the White Oak Barn at the county park, 22296 Henning Road, Danville.
The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition presaged many of the most important innovations that continue into the 21st century, including the widespread use of electric lighting, new discoveries in science, and the forerunners of both the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.
And, perhaps most importantly, Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum. Or, for hipsters, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park District will ask for residents' input as it looks for a new executive director.
The current director, Bobbie Herakovich, has announced that she will retire at the end of the year, and the park district is working with a search firm to find her successor.
UI researchers and local park districts want you to take a child outside this week.
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.