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Parking changes announced for oversized vehicles headed to Saturday's Illinois football game

CHAMPAIGN — Drivers of oversized vehicles will have a new place to park for Saturday's football game between Illinois and Western Michigan.

With the remnants of Hurricane Isaac headed toward central Illinois this weekend, the university has made changes for fans with oversized vehicles who have passes for grass lots.


Tornado watch issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the following counties until 10 p.m. Friday:  Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Piatt, Macon, Shelby, DeWitt and Moultrie.


Labor Day parade in Urbana, Champaign Park District party and concert canceled

Updated 9:20 a.m. Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The anticipated arrival of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac has already led to the cancellation of the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day parade in Urbana and the postponement of the Westville fireworks show.

The Champaign Park District also canceled Saturday night's Mr. Turtle's Backyard Bash and evening concert.


Local governments gear up for possible record rainfall from Isaac

CHAMPAIGN — Utility and local government officials are preparing for a possible history-making rainfall this weekend as the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac rumble across central Illinois.


Conditions right for basement flooding

CHAMPAIGN — If record-breaking rains caused by remnants of Hurricane Isaac come to East Central Illinois this weekend, conditions could be perfect for flooded basements, even those that have never flooded before, said one expert on moisture in roofs, walls and foundations.


Ameren preparing for Illinois response to Isaac

The Ameren utility companies say they are watching the path of Hurricane Isaac and are preparing to ensure a timely response should the remnants of the storm wreak havoc in Illinois and Missouri.


Isaac might send record rain this way by weekend

If Hurricane Isaac stays on track, it could mean record-breaking rainfall for the area this weekend.

According to the National Hurricane Center's latest forecast, issued at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the remnants of Issac are expected to enter Illinois late Saturday or early Sunday.


Volunteers head to Florida to help with Isaac

CHAMPAIGN — The American Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter will send three area volunteers to Tampa, Fla., to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac.

"We're kind of getting some of our teams in place before it hits land, and afterwards we'll see what we have and see what we need," said Jamie Davis, the chapter's emergency services coordinator.


Rain, cool-off boost beans

SPRINGFIELD — Last week's cooler temperatures and above-normal rainfall improved Illinois soil moisture and perked up the soybean crop a bit.

Plus, the corn harvest picked up steam, with 3 percent of the state's corn crop harvested as of Sunday, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.


Nursing home gets emergency roof repair

TILTON — With so little rain this summer, maintenance workers at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home didn't realize two sections of the facility's roof had suffered hail damage until about two weeks ago when the area received its first significant rainfall in weeks.