Officials in east-central Illinois have been trying to block a proposal to store hazardous PCB’s at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County for the last few years. Now, they hope to offer a different way of getting rid of the once-common chemical, which has been linked to cancer.
The U.S. House has passed a measure looking to study Illinois' New Philadelphia Town Site as a possible national park.
A second day of tornadoes has caused devastation in the South, killing nearly a dozen people in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Some 50 twisters were reported in the region in a 24-hour period, according to meteorologists.
Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a pair of dams where people have drowned in the eastern Illinois town of Danville will come down by the end of next year.
Washington is just starting to rebuild. Much of the central Illinois town was wiped away by a half-mile wide tornado last November. In all, 1,108 homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable — a huge share of the housing stock in a city of 15,000.
This year’s harsh winter in the Midwest has meant a challenge for some Jewish families during Passover.
Illinois could become the first state to ban plastic micro beads from body cleansers and toothpastes, but that ban would take effect later than proposals elsewhere.
At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.
If you travel to the Champaign County town of Gifford, you will still find destroyed homes and trees snapped like twigs by a tornado last November. After a long, bitter winter, people are working to put the community back together.