Illini players root on their teammates in Saturday night's loss to Vanderbilt at Illinois Field.  Inclement weather forced Sunday's game to be postponed.
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June 07, 2015

Illini Baseball Postponed To Monday

Illinois, down 0-1 to Vanderbilt in their NCAA Super Regional, will try again on Monday at 3 p.m.  After waiting about an hour, Sunday's game was called with the threat of heavy storms in Central Illinois.

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April 24, 2015

Illinois Marathon Organizers Predict Race Will Go On

Organizers of the Illinois Marathon say they're optimistic Saturday's race will go on despite a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Scott Friedlein is the Emergency Services Coordinator for the race. He says, "We run this race rain or shine. The only thing that would stop this event from occurring is dangerous weather which would be lightning or tornadic activity in the area."

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August 25, 2014

Schools, Including Champaign Central And Danville High, Dismissing Early Due To Heat

A number of area schools have announced they're letting out early on Monday, August 25th, due to a forecasted heat index of 100 to 105.  They include Champaign Central High School, which will dismiss at 1:05 today as well as Tuesday.

Unit 4 spokeswoman Stephanie Stuart says buses at Central will be available directly following this dismissal for regular afternoon routes.  Lunch will be provided, and all afternoon athletic activities will be held as scheduled.

Danville High School will also dismiss early, at 1:55, both Monday and Tuesday.  The other District 118 buildings, which are air conditioned, will follow the regular schedule.

Decatur Public Schools are dismissing early after three hours of school. Both the morning and afternoon sessions at the Pershing Early Learning are cancelled.

Monticello, Catlin,Tuscola and Bement School Districts are also dismissing one hour early, at 2 p.m. 

July 12, 2014

Flooding Risk Continues For Champaign County

Emergency authorities are cautioning Champaign County residents to watch out for flooded areas, after the county received from four to six inches of rain during a four-hour period Saturday.

The hardest-hit areas included parts of Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.

Rich Atterberry of the Champaign County Emergency Managementr Agency said in a news release that while most roads and streets have reopened, there was still heavy runoff. He warned against driving in flooded areas or playing in the water.

No injuries have been reported due to the flooding. But the Red Cross has opened an overnight shelter at the temporary site of Kenwood School, 1605 West Kirby in Champaign, for those who may be displaced by water or sewage.

Atterberry warned that another round of heavy rainfall was possible overnight, and warned motorists to be extremely cautious.

“It is nearly impossible to gauge the depth of water running over pavement, especially in the dark”, stated Atterberry.

The National Weather Service has placed Champaign County under a Flood Warning until 10 PM Saturday, followed by a Flash Flood Watch through Sunday afternoon.

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