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Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Although school has started there is still plenty of nice weather ahead to get out and enjoy the festivals and special events in central Illinois. Here are some of the events coming up.AUGUST

Posted Aug 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM

NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz Foods Co. is recalling more than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon products that may be unsafe because they could possibly spoil before the "Best When Used By" date.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 9:28 AM

PEORIA — Layoffs continued at Caterpillar Inc. this summer as the company announced the elimination of 475 employees, including 300 in the Peoria area, Tuesday afternoon.

Posted Aug 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

EUREKA — For the second time this month, West Nile virus has been detected in Woodford County.

Posted Aug 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

EUREKA — A Eureka College building has been awarded LEED silver status, making it the first on campus or in Woodford County to obtain the environmentally friendly designation.

Updated Aug 13, 2015 at 8:06 PM

EAST PEORIA — Gov. Bruce Rauner pitched the key elements of his "Turnaround Agenda" to the state’s African-American business owners Thursday.

Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Remnants from a wrecked squad car have yet to reveal what caused the accident late Monday that killed a Tazewell County Sheriff’s deputy as he responded to a call for help.

Posted Aug 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM

CHICAGO — An agency that boosts Illinois' emergency response efforts wants to be added to a proposal allowing the state to authorize the spending of roughly $5 billion in federal funding during the budget impasse.

Updated Aug 3, 2015 at 6:32 PM

PEORIA — After 34 years, St. Jude Runs continues to grow, bringing in $4.5 million in 2015 for the children and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

The wet growing season could have meant extra cash for area crop dusters, but falling corn prices have shucked the profits they might have reaped.

Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

If you are looking for activities for August, here are a dozen different festivals to consider.

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