Parks and Recreation
Image from the Prairie Rivers Network 45th Anniversary Celebration event in Champaign on Friday October 5, 2012
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 - 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.
Candidate petitions for seats on the Champaign and Urbana park district boards are now available.
Park board elections will be April 9, the same day that municipal and school board elections are held in Illinois.
FINDLAY — The owners of the long-shuttered Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville said Monday night that they still intend to reopen the business, perhaps as early as 2014.
MONTICELLO — A few years ago, Mindy Brand said, the number of volunteers at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center was "too many to count."
Brand, who took over as volunteer coordinator last month, says she is now in charge of only six. That doesn't count the Allerton Allies (25 volunteers) and hunter volunteers (30 total), who are under the charge of others and still going strong.
URBANA — City council members on Monday agreed to scale back the proposed upgrades to the Boneyard Creek area in downtown Urbana, but not before holding on to a couple features they couldn't bear to lose.
The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic has announced three upcoming fundraisers — one in Gibson City, one in Champaign and one at Homer Lake.
— "Howl at the Harvest Moon" is an annual, pet-friendly fund-raiser for the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic.
DANVILLE — The Southgate Industrial Park doesn't sound like a place someone would go to exercise or enjoy nature.
But city workers who regularly mow parts of a 16-acre city-owned section of the industrial park see plenty of wildlife, including beaver, herons and ducks, according to Steve Lane with the Danville parks department.