URBANA — The first of four community forums on developing bike trails in Urbana will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 N. Water St., U.
The forums are being organized by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the city of Urbana and the Urbana Park District.
DANVILLE — A 24.5-mile length of abandoned railroad right-of-way between Urbana and Kickapoo State Park is now entirely in the hands of public agencies, clearing the way for work to begin this year on the Kickapoo Trail project.
A look at the dates you should circle in next year's planners, courtesy staff writers Bob Asmussen and Julie Wurth:
Two weeks ago, you were knee deep in snow and planning for a white Christmas.
Today, you can crack open that box of Titleists you found under the tree and play 18.
PAXTON — The Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners has ended its seven-month search for a new board member.
After Eric Evans and Kathleen McCabe opted not to seek re-election in last April's election and Jennifer Snelling resigned in May, Sally Bemount was voted in as a write-in candidate for one of those seats, and Kaye Harper was appointed as replacement for Snelling.
CHAMPAIGN — Continuity was the overriding theme Monday night as Champaign Park District board members selected longtime recreation director Joe DeLuce as the agency's next executive director.
He'll take over control of the park district beginning Jan. 1. Retiring director Bobbie Herakovich announced earlier this year that her last day would be Dec. 31 after 12 years in charge.