Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

New playground finished at Heritage

HOMER — Heritage Elementary School has a new playground.

More than 30 community members came to the school last week to help install new equipment.

Monticello dog park opening nears

By BRIAN MURPHY/Piatt County Journal-Republican

Entertainment listings, Sept. 11-18, 2014

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Park board plans to borrow money for capital improvement projects

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park Board plans to borrow more than $1 million for capital improvement projects, including one already completed, one currently under construction and others that are not yet begun.

The board voted 4-0 Wednesday night to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 on a proposal to issue $1.084 million in bonds.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, Sept. 10-16, 2014

Free family event

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Center Partnership and area businesses will host Midtown Sundaze, a free family event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Boneyard Creek Second Street Basin.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 4-11, 2014

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First-timers, here's advice from a music fest veteran

With music festivals becoming more and more prevalent these days, many newcomers arrive on the scene at each one. With that in mind, we asked veteran festivalgoer Andrew Howie for the tips he would recommend to beginners.

By Andrew Howie/For The News-Gazette

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From tackling the NFL draft in 'Draft Day' to jamming at the roller rink with the Twin City Derby Girls, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead:


Sewer work could hit park on campus

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of a park on the University of Illinois campus could be temporarily dug up for the construction of a force main for a planned upgrade of sanitary-sewer facilities in the area.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

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