Parks and Recreation
An old Illinois Central railroad caboose headed south this month from Rantoul, but not on tracks.
It was moved from Constitution Grove, where it had been parked for years, to a farm in rural Paxton.
Mayor Neal Williams said he and Village Administrator Bruce Sandahl approached the village board about getting rid of the caboose last fall.
DANVILLE – The city of Danville has a new tentative agreement with a golf professional who plans to lease Harrison Park Golf Course and run the city-owned facility as an independent contractor.
ST. JOSEPH – Parks and Recreation Director Victoria Waybright told trustees during a village board meeting Tuesday that she wanted to have a balanced budget by the end of the year.
She plans on doing this by cutting the number of counselors at the Summer Daze program from 22 to 15, with one supervisor. She proposed that counselors also receive a pay cut.
SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, got his first bill out of committee Tuesday, but not without some freshman hazing from other members of the House Agriculture Committee.
URBANA-- Urbana park board members Tuesday night provisionally approved issuing $7 million in general obligation bonds to finance construction of a new aquatic center at Crystal Lake Park.
CHAMPAIGN – A family of five living on a graduate student's income doesn't have a lot of money for extras, like tumbling class and basketball.
So Tina Stone is grateful for the help she received from the Champaign County YMCA, which provides scholarships for families on a tight budget.
URBANA – The Urbana Park District hopes to get a jump on building its family aquatic center even before voters decide whether to approve a property tax increase to pay for it.
Tonight, the park board will consider initiating the process to sell up to $7 million in bonds to pay for the outdoor pool project at Crystal Lake Park.
By CODY WESTERLUIND / Paxton Record
PAXTON – The Paxton Park District is "caught between a rock and a hard place" in regards to the future of its swimming pool at Coady Park, said the park board's president, Eric Evans.