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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.
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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!
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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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