Latest ENVIRONMENT News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Meteorologists: central Illinois could see 2 rounds of storms on Sunday
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued from Saturday 10:44 pm until Sunday 5am.
Update: I-55 south of Springfield reopens after dust storm crashes kill 6
Police say an interstate highway in Illinois has reopened following a windstorm that kicked up blinding dust from fields and caused crashes that killed at least six people and injured dozens more.
Cats and dogs die from rare bird flu infections as virus spills over into mammals
In extremely rare cases, bird flu can infect and kill cats and dogs when the pets eat birds with the disease. The bird flu wave
Carbon capture technology draws the attention of lawmakers, environmental advocates
Lawmakers consider new regulations of the technology as projects seek approval.
Piatt County wind farm opponents face off against a new state law encouraging their construction.
Voters in the central Illinois county of about 16,000 rejected wind farms in general, in an advisory referendum that the county board had placed on the April 4 ballot.
Morning storms move through Central Illinois
Illinois Public Media News is monitoring severe storms forecasted for Central Illinois on April 4. This post will be updated with information from the National
Update: Weather service says deadly Crawford County tornado tracked 42 miles
A tornado close to the Illinois-Indiana border killed at least 3 people and destroyed homes and an airport. At least 8 others are hurt.
Tornado damages property of Champaign County farmers
Severe storms damaged farm equipment and business on Friday night.
Victim identified in deadly Belvidere roof collapse, five remain in critical condition
One person is dead after a roof collapse during a concert in Belvidere in northern Illinois, about an hour west of Chicago.
Tornadoes strike Arkansas, Illinois; 4 dead, dozens injured
Authorities said a theater roof collapsed during a tornado in Belvidere, Illinois, killing one person and injuring 28.
‘There’s nothing left’: Deep South tornadoes kill 26
Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens. The tornado flattened entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction for more than an hour.
Parts of Central Illinois could see heavy rain on Thursday
Illinois Public Media News is monitoring heavy rain forecasted for Central Illinois on March 23. This post will be updated with information from the National