Parks and Recreation
URBANA-- Urbana park board members Tuesday night provisionally approved issuing $7 million in general obligation bonds to finance construction of a new aquatic center at Crystal Lake Park.
CHAMPAIGN – A family of five living on a graduate student's income doesn't have a lot of money for extras, like tumbling class and basketball.
So Tina Stone is grateful for the help she received from the Champaign County YMCA, which provides scholarships for families on a tight budget.
URBANA – The Urbana Park District hopes to get a jump on building its family aquatic center even before voters decide whether to approve a property tax increase to pay for it.
Tonight, the park board will consider initiating the process to sell up to $7 million in bonds to pay for the outdoor pool project at Crystal Lake Park.
By CODY WESTERLUIND / Paxton Record
PAXTON – The Paxton Park District is "caught between a rock and a hard place" in regards to the future of its swimming pool at Coady Park, said the park board's president, Eric Evans.
RANTOUL – The sky appears to be a little sunnier over Chanute Air Museum.
Nancy Kobel, president of the air museum board, said the museum's debt has been reduced from about $13,000 last fall to about $4,000.
DANVILLE – Anyone bouncing off the walls from too much winter can bounce for real at the David S. Palmer Arena beginning Friday.
CHAMPAIGN – For more than 30 years, one family spent their days and nights enjoying Scott Park through hot summers and unbearable cold, but they have not been back since the park was torn up two years ago for a renovation.
By BARBARA HARRINGTON / The Leader
ST. JOSEPH – If money weren't an object, Tami Fruhling-Voges said, she would like to see the village develop a walking program for senior citizens, a music and craft program for children and an outdoor movie night at one of the local parks.
But, unfortunately, Fruhling-Voges said, money is an object.