Mahomet ‘Griswolds’ Add New Piece to Holiday Light Display

By Kelly Youngblood   For more than 30 years, the Schoonovers have been decking a lot more than just the halls of their home at 701 N. Timberview Dr. in Mahomet.   This year, the popular holiday display that boasts more than 100,000 lights will include a surprise addition.   George Schoonover said he's added a new "large" piece to the display. But the … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Holiday Bucket List: 33 Things To See and Do in CU Before Christmas

If you are on Pinterest, you've seen those "Holiday Bucket List" pins.  They are a list of fun activities to see, do, or complete with your kids during the holiday season. You could think of them as a laundry list of more things you need to fit in during the holiday season, or like us, you can pick and choose from the events listed to add more local fun to your celebrations … [Read more...]

Champaign Center City Trolley Rides Return

A holiday tradition that began last year in Champaign-Urbana will be back again with a few new twists. Center City Trolley Rides, which are organized by Champaign Center Partnership and the Champaign Park District, will return during the first three Saturdays in December. Due to the rides' popularity last year, online registration will now be required and a small fee will … [Read more...]

Update: Chambana Parks to Know: Colbert Park in Savoy Becomes Park to Know with Playground Installation

By Emily Harrington Better late than never—this old adage is proving true this fall. The wait for Savoy’s Colbert Park playground installation was well worth it. A few months after the projected deadline, the Colbert Park playground is functional and ready for kiddos to play! Dana Colbert Park is located at 203 East Church St., two blocks east of Route 45 in Savoy. … [Read more...]

National Fire Prevention Week Activities in Champaign-Urbana

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, © 2015 NFPA. National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10 and local emergency agencies are planning a variety of fun, free, family activities in Champaign-Urbana to help bring attention to this very important week. Fire Prevention Week was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago … [Read more...]