Parks and Recreation
MONTICELLO — Nancy Snellen recently replaced her old Dodge car with a more fuel-efficient Honda Civic, and her first thought was Allerton Park.
MAHOMET — Just two weeks into construction of the first phase of the Kickapoo Rail Trail, the Champaign County Forest Preserve District board Thursday night approved applying for a grant for design engineering of the second phase in Champaign County.
Races are all about numbers: 26.2 miles, 10 kilometers.
And here's the biggest number from the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races Friday and Saturday: an estimated $10 million. That's what Jayne DeLuce of Visit Champaign County said the races contribute in economic impact to the county for the weekend.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.
MONTICELLO — A major project to protect natural areas at Allerton Park is getting a big boost from a family whose own property is full of trails and trees.
Allerton Park will dedicate the Ward and Diana McDonald Family Trails today.
URBANA — The Urbana City Council formalized a tax reimbursement agreement with the city's park district for the Cunningham Avenue Corridor Redevelopment Area.
The council approved the agreement, which will reimburse the park district about $1.25 million through fiscal 2025, by a 6-0 vote, with Dennis Roberts abstaining.