Parks and Recreation
If you've driven by the Village of Savoy Municipal Center off of Route 45 recently, you might have noticed that the Veteran's Memorial is once again standing.
CHAMPAIGN — Alvin Griggs will be back on the park board after having been ousted in the spring election.
Griggs' opponent, Joe Lamb, declined the seat he won in the election, and the park board position was vacant through the summer. Lamb said he feared accepting the seat would preclude his paving companies from bidding on park district projects.
A dedication and ribbon cutting are held outside of Huff Hall to celebrate the building's north addition, Khan Annex, in Champaign, Ill on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. The annex, made possible by Shahid Khan and wife, Ann Carlson Khan, will house the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability, the Master of Public Health program, classrooms and more.
HOMER — It used to be that children played outdoors and made use of natural items — rocks, sticks, leaves, water and snow — to get exercise, build strength, develop their imaginations and learn how nature and society are interdependent.
Not so much any more, according to researchers.
An audio ad playing on some buses in Champaign and Urbana this week cheers on the Arizona State team that will play Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
With marching band music in the background, an announcer says, "Arizona State comes to town on Sept. 17 and is looking for a big win. Looking forward to a great game. Go Devils!"
DANVILLE — The city's parks and recreation division and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful are sponsoring a river cleanup at Ellsworth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
URBANA — Hoping to enhance their Crystal Lake Park aquatic center project, Urbana parks officials are looking into encouraging private donations with everything from donor plaques to naming rights on individual pools.
Park board members reviewed the idea at a study session Tuesday, according to park board President Michael Walker.