Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Another UI indoor pool closing

URBANA — The University of Illinois will close another one of its indoor pools later this year to make way for more research and teaching space.

Freer pool, inside the 1968 addition to Freer Hall, has been home to the University Laboratory High School girls' swim team, regular lap swimmers and novice swimmers who've signed up for one of the UI's learn-to-swim clinics.

Urbana seeks name for Boneyard project

URBANA — The race is on to see who can come up with the catchiest name for Urbana's Boneyard Creek Improvements Project.

"I was just talking it over with my wife," city council member Charlie Smyth said Sunday, "and we have come up with our own idea."

The city has opened up the naming competition to anyone, anywhere, who's 18 or older.

New path on horizon for north side of Mahomet

MAHOMET — If all goes according to plan, walkers and bicyclists will have a new way to navigate the north side of Mahomet — and new access to the western entrance to Lake of the Woods.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 22-29, 2015

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Allerton Park officials ready 'to dream big'

MONTICELLO — Allerton Park and Retreat Center officials are ready to start planning park improvements now that University of Illinois trustees have OK'd a three-phase master plan for the Monticello-area facility.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 15-22, 2015

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Park board delays decision on acquiring McKinley Aquatic Center

CHAMPAIGN — After hearing a report on possible costs, the Champaign Park District Board decided Wednesday to delay a decision on acquiring the McKinley Aquatic Center.

Sink or swim for McKinley

CHAMPAIGN — Possibilities for the Champaign Park District to take over the money-losing McKinley Aquatics Center will be discussed by the district's governing board next week.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 8-15, 2015

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Monticello trail expansion opens

MONTICELLO — The second phase of the Sangamon River Trail is open for walkers, joggers and bikers, and it didn't take long for enthusiasts to hit the trail.