From concerts at Allerton to the Boneyard Arts Festival to hanging out in downtown Champaign, Melissa "Mimi" Merli has the answers.
Q: When's the first outdoor concert of the season at Allerton Park near Monticello?
A: April 18, though it's sort of inside — in the beautiful renovated loft of the Dutch-style hay barn on the west side of the park.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County residents can drop off unwanted electronics items for free at a collection event Saturday.
Items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon at the north parking lot of Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.
More than 1,500 live 3- to 4-pound trout were delivered Tuesday to Lake of the Woods near Mahomet. The delivery is part of a stocking of sites across the state by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
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Want to run a ballpark? Want to learn more about batting?
The University of Illinois Softball Program will present Kids Take Over The Ballpark & Youth Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eichelberger Field, 1201 W. Florida Ave., U.
The Big Ten Conference game against Iowa starts at 1 p.m. It will be broadcast on WDWS 1400-AM.
SHELBYVILLE — A little more than four years after it successfully bid to take over operation of the Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville, BMDD Resorts Corp. of Decatur has abruptly pulled out.
A lodge and convention center at the lakefront resort has been closed since July 2009, and now the golf course there, since renamed The National, is also closed for business.
URBANA — Visitors to downtown Urbana this summer won't be cooped up inside if they don't want to be — city officials will be testing the water with a unique kind of outdoor seating that turns narrow sidewalks into outdoor cafes.
They're called "Curbanas."
WHITE HEATH — A firearms training facility near White Heath is one round of yes votes away from becoming a reality.
If approved by the Piatt County Board on Wednesday, a special-use permit would allow master firearms instructor Joel Ripper to provide concealed carry handgun training at his home, located about 1 1/2 miles north of White Heath.