The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on July 1, 1988 · Page 41
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 41

Bloomington, Illinois
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Friday, July 1, 1988
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fttRST EDITION THE PANTAGRAPH, Friday, July 1, 1988 A3 Area events set for holiday weekend n i ray rn :ci ma&. Chart shows the timet and locations ol Fourth ol July fireworks displays sehsdulsd throughout Csntral Illinois. All shows srs Monday unltss othsrwlss notsd. Atlanta 9: 16 p.m. Sunday Bellf lower about 8 p.m., school grounds Bloomlngton dusk, Millar Park Clinton cancaled unless measurable rain by Monday Down dusk, Oooley Park Eureka 9 p.m., Lake Eureka Heyworth dusk, Heyworth Park Hppedale dusk, Village Park Lake Bloomlngton 9: IS p.m. Sunday, Peoria Points-Park area Lincoln canceled unless meaaurable rain by Monday Normal dusk, Falrview Pack Paxton canceled, but day-long events in Pells Park Saybrook dusk, Sunday, Village Park Sibley 9 p.m., Fred Meyer Park Streator 10 p.m., high school athletic Held Towanda dusk, school grounds Waynesvllle. dusk, American Legion grounda Wenona desk, high school grounds K ; Mac Arthur I I JlBlssell Shed TejT Red lines show where parking will be banned at Miller Park on the Fourth of July. Those attending the celebration should use the main park entrance off Wood Street. From there, directions will be given to parking areas in the park. Also, no bicycles or other vehicles will be allowed, but bike racks will be provided at the main entrance. Dogs also will not be 'allowed in the park on the Fourth. Several Central Illinois counties will sponsor weekend events that will end with a bang with fireworks displays on the Fourth of July. Streator "Streator's Fourth America's Best" celebration continues today with several activities at the city park. A Double Dare competition for youth will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 to S p.m. Sunday. A street dance, with music by The Edge, will begin at 7:30 p.m. across from the park on the south side. A flea market, craft fair and 'Taste of Streator" will begin Saturday and run through Monday at the city park. A mud volleyball tournament at Main and Bloomlngton streets will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. The Dream Machines car show will be all day Saturday at Martlla on Illinois 23 North. ' The Streator Men's Slo Pitch soft-ball league will take on the Chicago Media All Stars at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Owens Field as a benefit for the Bill Taylor Kidney Transplant Fund. The team will then take on members of the WLS radio team from Chicago at 8:15 p.m. Bed races in downtown Streator will be followed by the Fourth of July parade at 1 p.m. Sunday, also in the downtown area. The 9th Annual Run for Glory 5K road race will begin Monday morning at the city park. The Pink Flamingos will perform at 8 p.m. Monday at the high school athletic field. The fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m. Sibley The Fourth will begin with a fishing derby for several children's groups from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Sibley Lake. Arts and crafts booths will be open from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the uptown park. The annual parade will step off at 2 p.m., going north on Sciota Street to Indiana Street, then east to the school. Prizes will be awarded in many categories. Following the parade will be children's games, including a frog-Jumping contest at 3 p.m. in the Normal employees get 4-day weekend The Fourth of July celebration came a little early for city employes in Normal, where offices will be closed today. City fathers gave the workers, excluding police, a "floating" holiday that will give them even more time to prepare for the big Independence Day celebration. Their counterparts in Blooming-ton City Hall and McLean County aren't as lucky. They're off Monday but are on the job today. City eyes redrawing ward lines By JOHN O'CONNOR Pantagraph staff The Bloomington City Council text week will look informally at 10 options for redrawing the city's ward boundaries. '. Officials are trying to gather Taldermen for a Tuesday session. But not all could be reached yesterday. The council is expected to vote on political boundary changes July Jl. Next week's study session will allow aldermen to. review information a State Farm Insurance Cos. computer churned out. - The work session also will include a revised vicious-animal ordinance for the council to debate, City Manager Herman Dirks said. That report will outline a more general crackdown on potentially vicious animals, particularly dogs, after the council turned down a proposal severely restricting pit bull terriers. The 10 alternatives to the city's present seven ward were scaled down from the original 1,300 the computer spit out after being fed Jrecinct and population information from the McLean County Regional Planning Commission and the Bloomington Board of Election Commissioners. X From that, planners and State Farm officials made technical Changes in the information fed to the computer, scaling the options down to 101, State Farm Vice President Stephen Stockton said. He and Bloomington Principal Planner Michael Wyneken then rejected computer ward maps that Avere not compact. For example, plans were thrown out that showed 'wards enveloping other wards on three sides, Stockton said. Aldermen called for the re-tlistricting after last fall's special census showed Bloomington's population had, in seven years, grown nearly 4,300, to 48,483. Election Commissioners Executive Director Aderian McPherren told them it must be done before April 1989's municipal elections or not until 1992 because aldermen's terms cannot be shortened after they are elected. Alderman Hugh Atwood suggested the change, contending that much of the growth sprouted in his 3rd Ward in northeast Bloomington. He did so despite knowing it probably would mean facing a colleague, Alderman Steven Simms, if both choose to run for re-election in 1989. They live about three blocks from each other. Stockton acknowledged that Aldermen Walter Petry and James Yates, as well as Simms and Atwood, appeared in the same proposed wards among some of the 101 options. He declined to say whether the overlapping occurred in the final 10 suggestions. Wednesday, Wyneken said the council might get three options with one recommendation from Stockton, Ms. McPherren and him. But Stockton yesterday said that rather than anticipate aldermen's ward-drawing desires, 10 would go because there is "some subjectivity" in choosing a pattern. Stockton worked on the committee that set up the original ward system voters mandated in April 1979. But there was much less work to do this time. For one, the process was laid out when the ward committee set up the city's first ward system since 1953. Second, the committee had only 1970 census data to work with, nearly 10 years old at. the time. After last fall's special census, planners had population information that arrived in March. The computer was fed the popu-' latio.i of each precinct, which precincts, line tip next to each other, the number of wards and that each ward must be within 4 percent in population of each other, Stockton said. The work took about 2Vi weeks. The average size of each ward is nearly 7,000 people, up about 600 from the last census. The Election Commissioners Board will send each voter a new registration card if the council approves a new map, Ms. McPherren said. Although precinct numbers will have changed, most voters would vote at the same polling place. Setting it right The Fourth of July fireworks show at Heyworth Park will go on as scheduled. A story in yesterday's Pantagraph incorrectly stated the display had been canceled. The show will begin just after dusk. What's ahead SATURDAY How.are Belushi and Schwarzenegger as Si no-American cops in 'Red Heat'? Dan Craft says look out for the cliches. Preview SUNDAY In a system that promises equality and fairness, are people treated differently in the courtroom because of their sex? A section uptown park and a Softball game at 5 p.m. in the ballpark. A teen street dance featuring the J. Paul Band will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. downtown. The MK Trio of Gilman will perform from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Fred Meyer Park, and a square dance demonstration will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food stands by various churches and community groups will serve, beginning at noon, and fireworks display will start about 9 p.m. at the park. Paxton Though the annual fireworks show has been canceled because of the drought, Pells Park will be the site of daylong events starting with a 10-kllometer run at 7:30 a.m. A community worship service will be at 10:30 a.m., an antique car Judging at 11 a.m., a kiddie tractor pull at 1 p.m. and pizza-eating contest at 3 p.m. The Paxton Theater will present a production at 3:30 p.m., followed by a community choir performance at 4 p.m. Things will cool off at 430 p.m. with an Ice cream social, and the Light Cavalry Brigade will perform at 5 p.m. There will be crafts booths and a flea market open all day. Wenona The Fourth celebration kicks off Sunday here with the seventh annual 5K Evening Run at 7 p.m. A food stand will be available, featuring Cooper Sunken's pork chop sandwiches. Monday starts with a kiddle parade at 10 a.m., followed by a flag raising at 10:30 a.m. by the Wenona Boy Scout Troop. A lifeline helicopter from Saint Francis Medical Center will touch down on the Little League field at 11 a.m. and give demonstrations. Area fire departments will have a water fight at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at the Wenona Chamber of Commerce stand. Little League baseball, with Wenona playing Toluca, will start at 1 p.m., and a garden tractor pull will be at 2 p.m. near the park. A softball game between Junior High Girls and Streator will be at 3 p.m. The Wenona Food Pantry will have a barrel in the park to accept donations of food staples, and the Wenona Ambulance Service will Fourth of July fun Tradition returns Monday when the Twin Cities celebrates the nation's birthday with daylong events at Bloomington's Miller Park and at Falrview Park in Normal. Lake Bloomington will get a Jump on the celebration with a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at the Peoria Pointe-Park area. Following is a summary of those events. Miller Park Time Event 7:30 a.m. Inter-city run; registration 6 to 7 a.m. at pavilion 8- 10:30 a.m. Fishing derby; registration 7-10 a.m. on park's south side 9- 10 a.m. Big wheel race for preschoolers; next to lagoon 10- 10:30 a.m. Storytellers; under canopy on pavilion lawn 10:30-1 1 a.m. Magician Chris Bohne; show wagon 1 1:30 a.m. -noon on pavilion lawn 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Antique auto, small engine display; road In front of pavilion 1 1 a.m. -6 p.m. 3-man sand volleyball tourney; admission to beach or aeason pass needed 1 1:30 a.m.-l p.m. Contests, challenges; in the park. Noon-2 p.m. Duke Babb Band; bandstand 12:30 p.m. Races (three-legged, etc.) for various ages; pavilion lawn 1:15 p.m. Egg drop contest entry tickets at pavilion 1:30-4 p.m. Alternatives perform; show wagon 2-8 p.m. Boardwalk (carnival games); south of pavilion 3 p.m. Wheel of Fortune; pavilion porch 4:30-6 p.m. Musicians Win and Paul Horner show wagon 7 p.m. Community concert band; bandstand 8:30 p.m. Skydivers; beach area 9:15 p.m. Sky Concert fireworks show southside of pavilion Falrview Park Time Event 9:30 a.m. -noon Free swim frolic at pool 1 1 a.m. Big wheel dorby for children 4-7; multi-purpose courts 2-6 p.m. Dan Reed Network and Tammi Show in family concert 7 p.m. Air National Guard fly-over Dusk Sky Concert fireworks show give demonstrations and blood-pressure screenings all day. Parachute jumpers will land on the Little League field at 4 p.m., and supper will be provided at 5 p.m. at the park stand. Fireworks will be at dusk at the high school. 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