Peter Schlichting, Illinois Department of Natural Resources deer project manager, said hunters killed 5,163 deer through Oct. 15, compared to 10,137 for the same period in 2020.
Each day, it seems that more community events that were postponed or canceled by the pandemic are returning to the calendar.
Over 100 years ago, people with names like Osterbur, Duitsman, Busboom and Behrens came to America from a place called Ostfriesland (also known as East Frisia), in northwestern Germany.
Attention, Halloween shoppers: Just two more weeks until candy-craving kids come knocking on your door. To help with planning, we asked treat seekers from Tolono to Tuscola what tips they'd offer adults on how to make Oct. 31 special.
The “Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois” exhibit will display quilt panels made for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the 1980s and early 1990s.
“A deeper pond in some areas should also improve the fisheries as well. And we’ll have an agreement with the State Department of Natural Resources to restock the pond," said Mike Daab, Champaign County Forest Preserve District deputy director for planning and development.
Understanding how our hearing and speech works is probably something you don’t think about until you encounter a problem with it.
Allerton Park & Retreat Center's most generous givers have made a second $1 million gift to continue improvements to the century-old estate in Monticello.
URBANA — Around 8 a.m. Monday, a few runners were making their way down the road that runs along the lake and into the North Woods at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana, and a couple of dog owners walked by with their pets, ceding the road to the cars that drove by slowly.
Writes Tom Kuipers: My wife and I are going to have a daughter and could not be more excited to welcome her to the world. With this in mind, I tried to find inspiration in my new role as a parent for the Champaign County Historical Archives’ contribution to this week’s “Inside Out” entry.
“It just gets more and more exciting,” says the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club's Charles Burton. “We’re excited to see what we can do with it. Every time I come by, I look at it and I say, ‘It’s happening.’"
Lorrie Pearson, who has been community development services director for the city of Urbana, has been named the new executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve.
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music’s new online trivia game, Music Frivia, has been created to test people’s knowledge, both serious and frivolous, of local, national and world music using the Sousa Archives’ historical collections.
MONTICELLO — While support of Oberheim Park seems to be strong among Monticello City Council members, discussion at its most recent meeting focused on how to pay for it.