Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Audit: $160,000 in LeRoy Replex funds misappropriated

LeROY — External auditors believe more than $160,000 was funneled from the bank accounts of the Replex recreation facility into the pockets of one of its employees over a period of at least three years.

Allerton contest aims to get birding interest soaring

MONTICELLO — Allerton Park hosts up to 200 different species of birds throughout the year, which should make it a hot spot for bird-watchers.

But that aspect of the Monticello-area forest is somewhat overlooked.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 19-26, 2017


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What: Keynote speaker with be Eric McDuffie of the African American Studies Department. The program will include a presentation by Wrapsody and a performance by the Banks, Bridgewater and Lewis Drum Corps.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21.

State tourney leaves little room to spare at 2 local alleys

While interest in bowling seems to be declining at the national level, the local scene is about to receive a jolt.

For the first time in 50 years, the Illinois Women's Bowling Association's state tournament will be held in Champaign County. The tournament is expected to bring about 200 bowlers a weekend to Arrowhead Lanes and Western Bowl from Feb. 24 to April 23.

Estimates for facilities work give Champaign Park Board sticker shock

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Park Board members got a jolt of sticker shock Wednesday night after hearing the estimated costs for expanding the operations and maintenance facilities just east of the Bresnan Meeting Center.

Project Architect Scott Burge and Engineering Manager Michael Friend of The Farnsworth Group told the board the bill could be as big as $8.564 million.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 12-19, 2017


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Ask 'Mimi,' Jan. 8, 2017

Do you know anything about Tongues Unknown, the band playing at the Canopy Club next Sunday?

Yes, it's a project of 2009 UI alum Connor Grant, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and played lead guitar with Sean Lennon's band, The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, now on hiatus.

Galena B&B putting up Monticello painter

GALENA — A Monticello artist experienced in plein-air painting will be among four artists-in-residence this month at the Goldmoor Inn in Galena.

Caroline Goldsmith and the other award-winning painters will each spend a week at the inn that will end with them teaching a class outdoors, weather permitting, or from a glass gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River.