Parks and Recreation
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District board is seeking candidates to replace board member Jeremy Putnam.
Putnam resigned at the Jan. 10 board meeting because he's moving from Paxton.
Board President Eric Evans said Putnam was a "very good asset to the park district" and "helped out a lot," specifically with the district's finances.
MAHOMET — If you've driven past the Museum of the Grand Prairie on Illinois 47 recently, you might have noticed construction crews at work.
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District has been assured by a Champaign engineering firm that a design plan will be completed by mid-February that should offer a fix for the public swimming pool's noncompliant drain.
The Champaign Park District has decided to close the city's oldest public pool.
The park board voted to close Spalding Pool at a meeting Wednesday night. The pool, at 910 N. Harris Ave., across from Franklin Middle School, has been plagued by leaks and other structural problems for several years.
URBANA — Members of the public can view plans for a new $6.1 million Crystal Lake Park aquatic center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.
But it's beyond the time to suggest changes to the project's plan; they've already been approved by the Urbana park board.
MAHOMET — After picking out your perfect Christmas tree and bringing it home, you probably carefully decorated it with shiny ornaments from days gone by, new ornaments you bought at a local store and items the children made in their art class.
After you've received several weeks of enjoyment from the evergreen, you probably don't want to just send it to the curb.
URBANA — Organizers of the city of Urbana's first ever giveaway of abandoned bicycles are declaring it a spirited success.
"People were so patient when they were waiting in line. You just saw community — people talking and getting along. I wish we could see that every day," said Chelsea Angelo, the animal control and abandoned bicycle officer for Urbana.
DANVILLE — Aldermen gave city officials the authority Tuesday night to begin negotiating with property owners to buy more than 40 pieces of property in preparation for the Lincoln Park bike path.