Map of the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones showing earthquakes as circles.
USGS/Public Domain
February 05, 2016

How Common Are Earthquakes In Central Illinois?

Like the fault lines they stem from, earthquakes are often little thought of until they actually happen. But Tim Larson, a senior geophysicist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, is bringing them back to mind with his presentation - “Earthquakes: Fact and Fiction” at Parkland's Staerkel Planetarium tonight.


A view from the bridge of County Road 1450N, south of St. Joseph.
Steve Hillberg
December 28, 2015

Rains, Flooding Hit Central Illinois

Heavy rains have caused flooding in several areas, including the Embarras River at Villa Grove, the Vermilion River near Danville and the Sangamon River at Monticello.


In this June 13, 2012, photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population.
John Flesher/Associated Press
November 29, 2015

UI Prof Improves Upon Asian Carp Research

U of I Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Professor Cory Suski's latest research involves juvenile Asian carp.  Like the adults, he says high concentrations of carbon dioxide will make the eight-day old fish also feel 'woozy' and swim away.


Snow falling outside Illinois Public Media
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
November 21, 2015

Snow Hits Upper Midwest

Some areas in northern Illinois and Iowa have been hit with a foot of snow.


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