MAHOMET — The Champaign County Forest Preserve Friends Foundation is participating in Giving Tuesday 2020 today, Dec. 1.
MONTICELLO — Just as other parks and forest preserves are seeing additional use these days due to the pandemic, so is Allerton Park. But hikers and nature lovers don’t generally pay the bills.
The national virtual Court of Honor will be held the evening of Feb. 21.
If you’ve been looking up in the evening over the last several months, you may have seen some rather bright objects in the southern sky.
URBANA — For 113 years, Crystal Lake Park has existed in the area that now lies between University and Broadway avenues. In some form, though, it existed all the way back to the 1880s, Urbana Park District Executive Director Tim Bartlett said.
The Champaign County Museum Network is an organization of 11 museums, archives and nature centers working together for the benefit of all.
The district is seeking a hike of 1.6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which would raise the property taxes of a home valued at $100,000 by $5.33 a year.
MAHOMET — Walkers and joggers living in the Mahomet-Seymour school district will be able to get their exercise in the high school’s fieldhouse beginning Monday.
It is election season, and few things make this more apparent than the litany of campaign placards dotting homeowners’ yards across Champaign County and the country.
“I was very surprised,” Dick Bauer says. “I just felt so honored that they were doing this for me. I said, ‘Wow.’ I was just so excited about it and just thankful. … I did not expect it at all."
A couple weeks ago a small, propellered drone landed in the outfield at Wrigley Field in the middle of a Cubs-Indians baseball game. After suspension of play, the drone suspended itself again and flew off into the night sky.
Take a drive outside the cozy environs of Champaign-Urbana in the next few weeks, and you’ll see corn husks flying in the air, hundreds of starlings descending on the fields and huge combines rolling late into night.
Ja Nelle Pleasure’s latest exhibit of recycled art is on display at Randolph Street Community Gardens as part of 40 North’s program, which involves 10 pieces being installed across Champaign-Urbana.
So many of you have found peace, restoration and strength this year by visiting a Champaign County forest preserve and feeling the wind, hearing birdsong and enjoying all the benefits of nature.
Savoy residents who weighed in on the village’s recreation center Wednesday were clear: Keep the center in the hands of the village and work to make it fiscally sound.
The Champaign Park District has begun sending out newly-hired “park ambassadors” to Hessel and West Side parks and some others as needed to disperse crowds exceeding public health guidelines.
The last time the leaders of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District asked for a property-tax increase was in 2008, just as the housing bubble was bursting and an international banking crisis was underway.