Parks and Recreation
SPRINGFIELD – The new owners of the Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville will pay the state Department of Natural Resources an annual rent of $40,000, according to the lease agreement signed July 7.
But the agreement is structured in such a way that the state may never receive any revenue from the resort's operation.
CLINTON – Tests of samples taken last week of water at Clinton Lake by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency indicate low levels of toxicity, but state officials still recommend the public avoid recreational activities – including swimming, ingesting water and water skiing – in areas of the lake where algae blooms have been detected.
DANVILLE – Despite rejecting engineering bids for portions of Carver Park renovations, the long-anticipated improvement project will get started in the next 30 days, according to city officials.
CLINTON – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has placed warning signs around Clinton Lake after an Urbana girl got sick after swallowing water while playing recently at a Clinton Lake beach.
DANVILLE – Due to the overflow of people wanting to learn about hypertufa, a second session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the Vermilion County Extension office, 12190 U.S. 150, west of Danville.
PAXTON – A group of local pilots, affiliated with the Experimental Aircraft Association, will sponsor a fly-in, drive-in at the municipal airport on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Champaign Music Festival
Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday
The event in downtown Champaign features music on three stages, plus family activities.
DECATUR – The new owners of the Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville hope to reopen the resort's 18-hole golf course as soon as next month.
And the course will get a new name.