Is Champaign picking it up?
What happens inside that old theater building at 346 N. Neil St.? The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum has, since 1992, taken on the dual responsibilities of caring for a historic theater building and using the space to nurture a first-class children’s museum with an emphasis on science education.
The board is considering its options, treasurer Margaret Givens said, but it hasn’t been canceled yet.
Lisa Sprinkle, marketing coordinator for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, said it is working on developing 'a system so individuals can fish but limit the numbers they have.'
A sudden snowstorm interrupted our apparent spring, and now, one day later, Birdland is sunny and crisp. Scattered remnants of yesterday’s sloppy snow lie in the yard, but I expect it will all melt by afternoon. The two little serama chicks in the basement brooder are growing bigger, tiny th…
Today, Birdland is blusterous but warmish, for March, anyway. The sun shines brightly, but the wind blows away any warmth before it can really soak in. Still, it’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since we drove up to the edge of a frozen Great Lake. Michael skied while I sat in a yu…
Two are in the Springfield area; one is a Cumberland County resident who was treated at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County; one is a Woodford County resident; and two are St. Clair County residents.
After the opportunity to rent a version of the title vehicle fell through, a team led by the father of one the leads, who took a week off work, spent a combined 150 hours creating 'almost the exact replica of it' based on a picture from the classic film.
Christopher Cody-Bantz's display, set up on more than a dozen tables, includes a myriad of busts and plates, memorabilia of his trip to Ford's Theatre, thimble sets, newspaper clippings, even Lincoln-themed mudflaps, socks and magnets.
CHAMPAIGN — Four park projects in Champaign and Douglas counties are sharing in some of the $29.7 million in grants being awarded through a program of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
FAIRMOUNT — The Land Conservation Foundation has purchased 11 acres of land where the Jordan Creek meets the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River between Fairmount and Oakwood.
At today's noon luncheon at the Holiday Inn, the generous members of the Champaign-Urbana Kiwanis Club will hand over $10,000 to the Champaign Park District earmarked for the soon-to-be built Martens Center.
In the spirit of the day, I thought you might be interested in this profile of an animal from my UI environmental writing course, written by Grace Finnell-Gudwien, a student majoring in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability. Enjoy.
Among the 1,986 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: two-degree grad Mary Ellen Wuellner, executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve.
Steve Apfelbaum, who has a master's in ecology from the UI, also says the work by his company, Applied Ecological Services, should help home values go up, not down.
In broad terms, the 'life' part of 'Life and Land' will be prints of digital photos by me of birds and other local creatures, and the 'land' part will be prints produced through traditional gelatin-silver processes by UI photography teacher Brad Hudson.
The event — which began Friday and ends at 11 a.m. Sunday at Camp Drake in Fairmount — features Scouts pulling a homemade sled full of gear from station to station, each presenting a different challenge.
Tonight, city council members will vote on a $119,475 engineering contract with Clark Dietz to design the first phase of the Neil Street Plaza.
In 1970, 20 million people celebrated in streets across America, gathering for a nationwide day of environmental education and activism — the first Earth Day.
'I've had more people in here just this morning than I have had on busy days in June, people trying to use up gift cards and wanting refunds,' said Max Harmon, an assistant golf pro.
CHAMPAIGN — Tickets are on sale for “Ties & Tennies,” a fun-filled night at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign to raise money for the Champaign Park District Jimmy John’s Youth Scholarship Program.