Parks and Recreation
URBANA – The Urbana Park District board unanimously approved the concept for a new Crystal Lake Pool on Tuesday night, but members of the north Urbana neighborhood said they opposed the plan and would work to defeat the tax increase proposal to pay for it.
Flags, speeches and music will honor military veterans at three community celebrations in Mahomet this weekend.
Museums in Tuscola and Danville next week will hold programs for veterans and people interested in military lore.
The Living Flag: Old Glory Sings programs at Mahomet Christian Church, 908 N. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet, are in their sixth year.
TILTON – Mayor David Phillips wants to make his village a destination for ATV and dirt-bike riders.
DANVILLE – The city's share of the $90 million in federal grants that Illinois recently received for bike paths and similar projects means a new multiuse path through one of the city's most historic neighborhoods will be ready in 2012.
Millions of dollars were designated on Friday for hiking and biking improvements in East Central Illinois.
The projects include:
– Almost $1.2 million for a multipurpose path along Lake of the Woods Road in Mahomet.
– $1.2 million for a shared-use path at the Lincoln Park Historic District in Danville.
DANVILLE – Last spring, a group of friends and running coaches stepped in to ensure that a summer running program for Vermilion County kids continues, and now, they're offering an opportunity for adults to run and help the youth program at the same time.
URBANA – A $7 million Crystal Lake aquatic center, proposed for the site of the original Crystal Lake Pool, got generally positive marks Tuesday at a park district-sponsored open house.
A morning session attracted about 30 people to the Phillips Recreation Center, while about 50 were at the evening session.
Guests of the Sarah "Sally" McFarland Carillon and Carillon Legacy Gardens dedication gather at the site on the south quad in Urbana, Ill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
The University of Illinois celebrates its 100th homecoming during a parade and pep rally in Champaign and Urbana, Ill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.