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Wet weather on the way

CHAMPAIGN — A bit of stormy weather could dampen the tail end of some Labor Day celebrations.

The National Weather Service says scattered thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front Monday night. Severe weather is not expected, but the service is calling for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in portions of central and East Central Illinois.

UPDATED: Authorities investigating fatality in rural LeRoy

Update at 3:45 p.m. Monday:

LeROY — Authorities on Monday identfied a man who was found early Sunday on the side of the road and later pronounced dead as 26-year-old Blaine B. Umstattd, of Holder.

Preliminary autopsy findings show that Umstattd likely died of head injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle. 

Poll: Danville residents want roundabout at problem intersection

DANVILLE — And the survey says: City residents would prefer a roundabout to a traditional four-way stop at one of Danville's most problematic intersections.

Decision time: Cash out of stocks or stay

NEW YORK — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.

Rollover on U.S. 45 north of Urbana results in DUI charges

URBANA — A Rantoul man has been charged with driving under the influence after a rollover crash north of Urbana injured six people, two of them seriously.

The crash happened about 7:56 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 45 just north of Leverett Road, which is about halfway between Urbana and Thomasboro.

Unit 4 problem peeks: Centennial's pool

Planning to join Unit 4 officials on a guided tour of Champaign's two public high schools between 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesday? You may want to pack a sweat towel, ear plugs and an extra dose of any medication you take for claustrophobia. Parts of what you're about to see could be hazardous to one's health. The tours will be held on Tuesday mornings between now and Nov.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From tackling the NFL draft in 'Draft Day' to jamming at the roller rink with the Twin City Derby Girls, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead:

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At Unit 4 high schools, the 'C' stands for 'crowded'

The overcrowding problems at Champaign Central and Centennial high schools have piled up over the years. Here's a small sample:

Central's band room: Room for 45. But 192? 'It's crazy.'

Built in 1956 as an addition to the school, Central's band room comfortably holds about 45 students. And that's without instruments, bands Director John Currey notes.

Hershey unwraps new corporate logo

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Co. is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.

The candy maker on Friday announced the new logo design, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's name.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 1, 2014: From the archives

For 120 years, Labor Day has been a recognized national holiday.

The U.S. Department of Labor says the day "is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country."