DECATUR -- Lake levels continue dropping, so city officials are turning to alternate sources.
Update: 4:57 pm
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- The open burn ban has been lifted.
Update: 6:10 pm, 8/13/12
DECATUR -- Police aren't messing around when it comes to the city's water restrictions.
CERRO GORDO -- A temporary burn ban has been issued for open fires, flames and burning.
DECATUR -- The latest round of water restrictions kicked in Thursday.
SULLIVAN, IN -- Just across the state line, one golf course is thriving in the drought.
Here's a look at the drought monitor from July 7th.
DECATUR -- The city's latest round of water restrictions is forcing some businesses to shut down.
RANTOUL -- This mom had a big curve-ball thrown at her today.
SPRINGFIELD -- Wednesday night, the city council will discuss a new drought management plan.
DECATUR -- The drought is forcing part of a huge fishing tournament to skip town.
DECATUR -- Not enough water in Lake Decatur is giving boaters and families at home a lot to worry about.
MACON COUNTY -- The county has confirmed more cases of West Nile Virus.
McLEAN COUNTY -- In the middle of this severe drought, viewers noticed something interested.
Update: 5:01 pm
DECATUR -- A new level of water restriction has been enacted, and it's one the city has never seen.
DECATUR -- City leaders are issuing new water restrictions for residents. Starting Thursday, people will not be able to water lawns, trees, etc.
ATWOOD -- Village officials issued a burn ban until further notice.
SPRINGFIELD -- The park district has turned off five decorative fountains in an effort to conserve water.
DECATUR -- The park district has issued a burn ban, effective immediately.
Here's a look at the rainfall reports from around central Illinois from Thursday evening.
SAVOY -- As the drought wears on, the price of grain is going up.
Here's a look at the drought monitor from July 31st.
PESOTUM -- A broken-down car sparks a blaze that engulfed a nearby field.
CHARLESTON -- In Coles County, the drought is even impacting the fair.
ARGENTA- OREANA -- Fire officials are enforcing a mandatory Burn Ban effective immediately.
URBANA -- The drought has affected so much, many people wonder if the Annual Sweet Corn Festival can take place.
DECATUR -- The drought is hurting big businesses.
DEWITT COUNTY -- A farmer's gamble pays off.
DECATUR -- If you live in Our Town, chances are your weekend plans include the Celebration.
SPRINGFIELD -- Fire officials say it's too dry to burn.
DECATUR -- Dozens of contract workers at ADM got layoff notices Friday.
SPRINGFIELD -- The city's park district is conserving water during the recent heat wave and drought.
TAYLORVILLE -- Mayor Greg Brotherton is asking residents and businesses
to conserve water on a voluntary basis beginning August 1.
PEORIA -- The drought is bringing out more bugs this year, and it's boosting business for exterminators.
CHAMPAIGN -- Experts say the losses from this drought will be at least $12 billion dollars.
DECATUR -- The drought is forcing people to find a new place to wash their cars.
DECATUR -- Low lake levels will tell you how bad this drought is getting.
SAVOY -- Fire officials have issued a burn ban for the entire village.
BLUE RIDGE -- Coaches for the Blue Ridge Junior Football League are taking a safety course before the season starts Monday.
BLUE RIDGE -- The drought is putting a damper on one high school football team.
DECATUR -- Mandatory water restrictions are in full swing, and city leaders are making sure residents do their part.
CHAMPAIGN -- You might think hot days mean good news for local ice cream stores, but the heat is causing more harm than good.
URBANA -- Smokers often throw cigarette butts on the ground, but with the recent combination of heat and drought, firefighters say it has to stop.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- An open burn advisory is in effect immediately for the entire county until further notice.
MORTON -- While many people are tired of the heat, one farmer says the conditions are actually helping his crop.
DECATUR -- Water restrictions aren't hurting area laundromats.
OREANA -- The wells are drying up fast for folks in the village, costing people a big chunk of change.
LOGAN COUNTY -- Officials with the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) say a burn advisory continues for the entire county.
HARRISBURG -- Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a brush fire.
Drought watch: Harvesting for shareholders and for those in need at the Sola Gratia Farm.