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Swine N Dine

Swing N Dine, Paxton's BBQ competition for cooking ribs and chicken, also featuring live music and kids activities. Saturday, September 20, 2014 in downtown Paxton. 

Vermilion River Fall Festival

Vermilion River Fall Festival, farmer's market, assorted crafts, flea market and carnival rides. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Ellsworth Park in Danville. 

Weather service issues warning

From the National Weather Service:

Motorcyclist injured on I-74 near Urbana

URBANA — A Champaign man was injured Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 74 and hit a vehicle.

A release from the Illinois State Police said Michael Holt, 57, of Champaign, was on his motorcycle, merging on to 74 westbound from Cunningham Avenue when he lost control in loose gravel. His cycle drove into a westbound Jeep Cherokee.

Residents rescued from Urbana apartment fire

URBANA — Urbana firefighters rescued hastily awakened occupants of an Urbana apartment building from balconies early Saturday as smoke spread through their building.

Tests: No problem with air quality at driver's service building

CHAMPAIGN — A recent evaluation of the indoor air quality at the Illinois secretary of state's drivers license facility in Champaign showed no apparent problems, including any elevated carbon dioxide readings.

Servabo finalist in business competition for startup package

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign-based startup company has been named one of three finalists in a St. Louis-based early-stage startup business competition.

Servabo, which has offices in the University of Illinois Research Park, will make a two-minute "pitch" presentation to a team of judges at the Startup Voodoo finals on Thursday.

This day in history:Sept. 20, 2014

Today is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

Reserves to help balance 2015 Fisher schools budget

FISHER — The Fisher school board passed its fiscal year 2015 budget. For the fourth straight year, the budget is being balanced by using district reserves in the education and operations and maintenance funds.

VA patients voice concerns at meeting

DANVILLE — Army veteran Lyle Hayes said he has received excellent medical care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.

But the Westville man, whose left leg was amputated below the knee, said he's tired of the lack of communication at and between facilities and the lack of efficiency within the system.