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Americans Paying More for Labor Day BBQ

NBC News-With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will hit the road this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.

Central Illinois man found dead in rural McLean County was hit by vehicle

LEROY - In an update to a story WAND brought you earlier this week, authorities say a man who was found dead in rural central Illinois was apparently struck by a motor vehicle as he walked home after visiting family. More>>

Springfield law enforcement officers say drug suspect had reinforced door

SPRINGFIELD - According to Springfield law enforcement officers, a drug suspect arrested last week had barricaded himself inside his home behind windows covered with plywood, a door reinforced with iron bars, and a back door rigged to deliver an electric shock. More>>

Lake Decatur's Asian carp barrier once again in place

DECATUR - After being damaged by inclement weather in February, a barrier designed to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Decatur is once again in place. More>>

University of Illinois smoke-free campus policy extends to football tailgaters

CHAMPAIGN - University of Illinois officials are reminding football fans that tailgaters in Memorial Stadium's parking lots must adhere to the school's new smoke-free campus policy. More>>

Illinois State Military Museum to display military equipment used in 1916 campaign

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Military Museum is planning on adding new displays that would give individuals the chance to see how war was waged nearly a century ago. More>>

Newborn in good condition after being found alive in Jacksonville trash bin

JACKSONVILLE - Authorities say a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in Jacksonville on Saturday morning is in good condition. More>>

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra performs Labor Day Pops Concert at Nelson Park

DECATUR - For the 18th consecutive year, the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra will hold their Labor Day Pops Concert in Nelson Park on September 1. More>>

AFL-CIO of Champaign County to hold Labor Day Parade

URBANA - The AFL-CIO of Champaign County is sponsoring Champaign County's annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 1, 2014. More>>

County Fair Treads On Despite Financial Strife

It's that time of the year again, when families pack the Pana Tri-County Fair!

Thousands travel to Arthur for annual cheese festival

ARTHUR—Thousands came to Central Illinois this weekend to fill up on cheese for one of the highest attended festivals in a small village's history.

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