Satellite image of Hurricane Irma.

NOAA/AP

September 06, 2017 - News Local/State

Here’s What You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma

Irma has quickly become one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded, with wind speeds of 185 miles per hour. As this monster churns through the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, here's the lowdown.


Residents wade through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday in Houston, Texas.

David J. Phillip/AP

August 27, 2017 - News Local/State

At Least One Person Killed As ‘Catastrophic’ Floods Inundate Houston

At least one person was killed Saturday night as the Houston area is inundated by torrential rain and catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which officials called an "unprecedented" weather event that has left some residents stranded in their flooding homes and overwhelmed rescue workers.


A protester being arrested at the Illinois state capitol on Tuesday evening

Daisy Contreras/Illinois Issues

May 31, 2017 - News Local/State

34 People Arrested At Illinois State Capitol Demonstration

Nearly three-dozen activists were arrested during a sit-in last night at the Illinois State Capitol. Their goal: get lawmakers to pass a so called “People and Planet First Budget” — taxing the wealthy to pay for universal health care and free tuition at public universities.


Image of tornado hitting a structure Southwest of Homer.

Jeff Frame

March 06, 2017 - News Local/State

National Weather Service Looking For Severe Weather Spotters

It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois.  The state saw its first round of severe weather last week when tornadoes killed three people.  The National Weather Service is looking for severe weather spotters to help give people advance warning of severe weather.


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