A tornado is viewed near Pearl Street from a home  in Kirkland, Ill., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. One person was killed in the tiny community of Fairdale, James Joseph with the Illinois Department of Emergency Management said.
(AP Photo/Emily Mains)
April 10, 2015

Northern Illinois Tornadoes Cause Damage, Injuries, Two Deaths

Northern Illinois University meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said he was able to see the tornado from 18 miles away. He says in his 25 years of storm-chasing, he had never seen one like this.  Dekalb and Ogle counties have been declared state disaster areas by Gov. Bruce Rauner.


President Barack Obama receives His Excellency Andris Razans Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia, during an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office
Wikipedia Commons; White House Image/Chuck Kennedy
March 20, 2015

Latvian Ambassador Bullish On EU; Not Worried About Russia, Greece

Ambassador Andris Razāns has served as the Latvian ambassador to the United States and Mexico since July of 2012 and 2013 respectively. He spoke with Illinois Public Media about the challenges facing the European Union, particularly Greece’s debt problems and Russian aggression and about how Latvia gained its independence through song. 


Cars on a winter road
January 31, 2015

State Police Issue Snow Travel Advisory

Illinois State Police have issued a snow travel advisory for the Super Bowl weekend. As temperatures drop tonight and rain changes to snow in many areas, they expect wet and icy road conditions. They're reminding drivers to take it slow and watch for emergency vehicles. 


A house is obscured by lake effect snow Tuesday.
Carolyn Thompson/AP
November 19, 2014

Historic Snowstorm Buries Western New York, Kills 5

Driven by the Lake Effect, a massive snowstorm dumped up to 60 inches of snow on some parts of western New York, killing at least five and paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.


An employee looks at a Russian foreign passport at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
(Filippov Alexei/ITAR-TASS/Landov)
July 24, 2014

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.


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