Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Chanute Museum improvements include base timeline, DC-9 flight simulator

RANTOUL — The 1921 photo shows a dog with a parachute on its back, lazing happily on the ground at Chanute Field — Bing the fox terrier, one of the first military dogs to parachute from an airplane.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 15-23


A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Monticello bridge reopens after repairs for fire damage

MONTICELLO — The bridge that connected walkers and bicyclists on both sides of the Sangamon River has reopened.

The walk/bike trail that connects Monticello with subdivisions to the west had been closed since a May 23 fire damaged the trestle/bridge. Six youths later told Piatt County sheriff's police they accidentally ignited the trestle with a stray mortar-style firework.

Village to give Tolono Park District $200,000 from tax-increment district

TOLONO — The park district is getting a boost from the village to develop the new East Side Park.

Village board trustees have signed off on an agreement to give the park district $208,693.39 from its tax increment financing district revenues.

Urbana park board OKs expenses to keep pool on track

URBANA — Moving quickly to expedite construction of an outdoor aquatic center, the Urbana park board Wednesday approved two expenditures at a special meeting.

Factory Art Studios: 'Great incubator' for the arts

SULLIVAN — The A B Seals factory is cranked up for a Saturday night, with dozens of artists, two live bands, drinks and food, pumpkin carving, tattoos, Harley-Davidsons and just a lot of people milling about.

There's a real factory on the lower level: A B Seals, a custom job shop for all types of porous castings in aluminum, cast iron, zinc and brass.

On The Town: Prairie Rivers Network 45th Anniversary 2012


Image from the Prairie Rivers Network 45th Anniversary Celebration event in Champaign on Friday October 5, 2012

Business roundup: Manager chosen for Stone Creek course

URBANA — Northbrook-based KemperSports has been chosen by The Atkins Group to manage Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana.

KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events.

Danville shifts agreement with Harrison Park manager

DANVILLE - The city is changing its agreement with the Harrison Park Golf Course management, shifting a portion of the manager's compensation from the parks and public property budget to the golf course budget.

Midtown Fall Festival 2012

The Midtown Fall Festival sponsored by Champaign Center Partnership and Midtown Businesses at the Second Street Basin of the Boneyard Creek in downtown Champaign on Saturday, October 6, 2012 .