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Department on Aging Offers Tips to Seniors Preparing for Winter

Posted: 12/18/2012 - As the area braces for the first snow storm of the season in the days leading up to the first official day of winter, Illinois Department on Aging Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., reminds older adults and their families to get ready for the cold weather.

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Senator: Rock removal on Mississippi to start soon

Posted: 12/11/2012 - Officials say the Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to expedite the blasting of two large Mississippi River rock pinnacles that are impeding barge traffic with river levels at dangerously low levels.

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Durbin: Weather events merit congressional plan

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says severe weather events are becoming more frequent and Congress needs to consider how it plans to pay for disasters.

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Late Season Allergies Attack Stateline

Posted: 12/03/2012 - December warmth has also brought another problem across the Stateline in the form of a late season allergy attacks.

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Lawmakers discuss low Miss. River with Corps

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Senator Dick Durbin says the Army Corps of Engineers will see if the flow of the Missouri River can be tweaked to help keep the Mississippi safely navigable.

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November Off to Significantly Colder Start

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Just 3 out of November's opening 13 days have seen above normal temperatures. We take a look at one key contributor to the unseasonable chill.

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Quinn dispatches police to help NJ after storms

Posted: 11/09/2012 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is sending 54 police officers to New Jersey to help law enforcement agencies deal with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and this week's nor'easter.

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More Than Half of Illinois Drought Free!

Updated: 11/01/2012 - The latest release of the US Drought Monitor displays the most dramatic improvements in Illinois drought conditions since at least May, likely before!

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UPDATE: Sandy Causing Widespread Damage

Updated: 10/30/2012 - The storm that was Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, but is causing widespread damage for from Massachusetts to Virginia and beyond.

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