Ask any astronomer, and they will tell you that the best night skies are found when you get away from light pollution.
If you look at the Museum of the Grand Prairie’s Facebook page, you will see a masked Abraham Lincoln waving hello and saying, “We’re ready to go, but slowly.”
The facility will remain closed for the remainder of the 2020 season while undergoing improvements and renovations.
Before we all start our Fourth of July celebrations, let’s review what is and isn’t lawful use of fireworks in Illinois.
MAHOMET — The Champaign County Forest Preserve District has purchased about 93 wooded acres along the Sangamon River that were once part of the 200-acre Hidden River mansion development.
“Please wear dark clothes if you can, bring a candle, and some small token to leave in Crystal Lake Park for the spirits of these brave and faithful animals,” organizer Susan Parenti said in an email.
The Champaign native and accomplished bassist has done all he can to reflect the outdoor nature of Allerton for the pre-recorded concert, which will be broadcast from 7 to 9 p.m. on WILL FM and streamed online.
Already reopened for limited activities, the Stephens Family YMCA in Champaign plans to fully reopen, with modifications on July 6, according to CEO Jeff Scott.
Perry Morris, an emeritus board member who has been involved with the Orpheum since the campaign to save it began in 1989, said while the closure 'is especially disappointing,' he is 'very optimistic that the theater can once again have a new life.'
Before the May 12 vote, a group of Friends of the Crystal Lake Park Geese gathered at the corner of Park Street and Broadway Avenue to urge the board to save the geese. They organized again Tuesday, when more than 30 people showed up, said Susan Parenti, an organizer who lives near the park.
Danville announced Thursday that its recreational activities, including some team sports and public swimming, would resume June 29, while the Rantoul Recreation Department has already begun taking registrations for later and shorter youth league baseball and softball seasons this summer.
The area sports world is still on hiatus because of the global health threat caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As he will until the crisis subsides, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those affected by the pandemic in a variety of ways.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced me and you to drastically limit our movements, it has had no such impact on the most mobile creatures on Earth, birds. And for Midwesterners, the first couple of weeks in May offer opportunities to see more migratory birds than any other time of year.
During the weeklong residence camps, scouts ages 11 to 17 arrive on Sundays and leave on Saturday. Among the activities: canoeing, kayaking, archery and shooting.
It would help bring the population from about 80 to 100 down to 10 to 20, said Derek Liebert, the park district's superintendent of planning and operations.
We’ve had rain piled on rain in Birdland. First, a thunderstorm came in the night, comforting in all its tympanic booming. We woke to a heavy drizzle, which left a wider-than-usual delta in the meadow behind the Benson timber, and on top of the usual flooding of grass waterways, we saw new c…
I hope today’s readers will take the time to thank and support the vital work of our communities’ many libraries, archives, museums and cultural organizations.
The wait is ongoing for area teams. Area players. Area coaches. Area parents. When will sports resume as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic? Good question. Until then, sports editor Matt Daniels spent the week telling the stories of those impacted by the pandemic in a variety of ways.
Officials are considering the move after years of efforts to cull the population of the nuisance animal have only had modest results.
Local efforts in 1970 led to the creation of the Prairie Rivers Network and the institution of curbside recycling programs. But 'we need another climate revolution at this point,' Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said.
Most people would not think of light as being a pollutant, but if used excessively and inappropriately, you can easily throw away a few dollars and harm the environment.
In neighboring Indiana, where courses fall under 'outdoor recreation' and are therefore allowed to stay open, Rivercrest Golf Club managing partner JW Potter says there's been an increase in the number of golfers from Illinois the last couple of weeks.
They need to be ready to reopen for the season when they typically do, during Memorial Day weekend. But there remains day-to-day uncertainty about whether Illinois' stay-at-home order will actually end April 30.