Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Carle makes promised donation of land for new Y

CHAMPAIGN — Carle has transferred 11 acres at the Champaign County YMCA's new construction site in southwest Champaign to the Y.

The planned land donation, announced several years ago, is valued at $1.6 million.

In addition, Carle covered about $200,000 in costs related to engineering, permits and storm water detention work at the site.

Group is diving in to help get Paxton pool reopened

PAXTON — In the late 1960s, Kitty Anderson was a Paxton High School student who needed a summer job, so she picked the coolest place in town — literally.

Wounded Warrior Poker Run

Motorcyclists and others gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Savoy for the Wounded Warrior Poker Run on Saturday, July 30, 2011 sponsored by the Richard l.

Recreation area officially named for Woodyard

SPRINGFIELD — A bill officially naming a 1,100-acre state recreation area for the late state Sen. Harry "Babe" Woodyard was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Dynegy, fishing club may have deal

NEWTOWN — At a face-to-face meeting Wednesday, Dynegy Inc. officials agreed to send the Vermilion Fishing Club a proposal to keep the campground open under certain conditions the club would have to meet.

Volunteers cleaning Danville landmark in preparation for new paint

DANVILLE — Sanding a large chunk of metal, without any shade, is probably not where most people would be when the heat index is well over 100 degrees.

At fairs, livestock join people in trying to beat the heat

FARMER CITY — For most folks, the best way to stay cool is to find an air-conditioned place well-stocked with lemonade and ice cream.

But for livestock waiting to be shown at fairs, it's a tougher proposition.

They've got to weather temperatures in the 90s with nothing more than water and wind to keep them cool.

Dynegy decision leaves Vermilion Fishing Club members reeling

DANVILLE — With sweat dripping from his face, 72-year-old Harold Williams was fighting the heat and humidity last week tearing down his camp site on the Vermilion Fishing Club's grounds that have been his summer getaway from his Florida home for more than 11 years.

County board may contribute to tourism bureau

URBANA — Champaign County Board members will consider providing funding to the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau at Thursday's meeting.

Others don't want to cover Urbana's tab for area tourism promotion

URBANA — Public officials in other parts of Champaign County say Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing's veto of funding for tourism promotion could have a ripple effect throughout the area.