A graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Wills was an undersized center on the football team that won a Big 12 Conference championship. Later, he was a part of two Hall of Fame softball teams.
Most public courses in East Central Illinois reported similar gaudy increases, a reversal of a recent trend that had resulted in the closure of golf shops and golf courses like Railside in Gibson City, Blue Needles near Fairmount and Scovill in Decatur.
Due to the pandemic, people have been forced to spend much more time at home.
It’s been nearly a year since the public has been able to venture onto the ice at Danville’s David S. Palmer Arena because of the pandemic, but it looks like it’s going to happen next month.
OAKWOOD — Boy Scouts ranging in age from 11 to 17 will participate in a skills competition and then make like sled dogs Saturday during the annual Klondike Derby at Camp Robert Drake near Oakwood.
“My professional life has been geared around helping to create a circumstance where everyone can be respected, and everyone can be appreciated for being the human beings that they are," says William Smith, who helped launch the UI's Project 500.
Butterflies are some of our most beautiful pollinators. There is something romantic and magical about them fluttering in your flower bed or the prairie.
Anne Carlson’s knowledge has proven invaluable as the effort proceeds to restore the elegant mansion, built in 1900, to its former glory.
Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation helped Greg Garland’s son blossom, then countless kids did the same under his coaching.
From 1977-1979, each January saw an immense amount of snow blanket the area, with each year impacting the world of central Illinois in a myriad of ways.
MONTICELLO — The city of Monticello has commissioned a firm to draft a master plan for Robert C. Burke Memorial Park, a 6-acre recreation area around the Monticello Family Aquatic Center that currently includes basketball and tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a playground.
Co-director: 'We are not saying that the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon is going to happen Sept. 9, 10 and 11, but we have been given those dates to explore for doing some kind of event.'
In November 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald perished under the waves of Lake Superior, and Gordon Lightfoot’s ballad to its crew captured the nation’s lost hope with the words, “… all that remains are the faces and names … Superior, they say, never gives up her dead, when the gales of …
About 100 years ago, the point at which the Jordan Creek flowed into the Salt Fork River near Oakwood became a gathering spot where people picnicked, fished and enjoyed nature, according to Deanna Glosser, executive director of the Land Conservation Foundation.
At the start of this year, staff at the Anita Purves Nature Center were collaborating with community partners to plan programs, events and volunteer opportunities for a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a focus on climate action.
As we reflect on the December holidays this year, we will surely remember things were different: shopping, dining out, maybe even gathering with family all have a different flavor.