News Around Illinois – June 11, 2020

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State Grants To Help Child Care Centers Reopen As Illinois begins to re-open, and people go back to work, they’ll need safe and reliable child care. That was the message Wednesday from Gov. JB Pritzker when he announced a sizeable portion of federal CARES Act funds will go to child care providers. At Skip-a-long Child […]

News Around Illinois – June 9, 2020

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Remnants of Cristobal Will Bring Winds And Heavy Rains To Illinois Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by merging with another storm system to form a large cyclone. After drenching much of the South, forecasters now expect the storm to bring fierce winds and heavy rain to much of the Midwest by Tuesday. […]

News Around Illinois – June 3, 2020

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Scattered Severe Storms Possible On Wednesday More Than 900,000 COVID-19 Tests Conducted in Illinois To Date CHICAGO – Illinois reported 1,614 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 122,848. There were an additional 113 new deaths in the last day, with the total fatalities now more than 55,525. The […]

News Around Illinois – May 25, 2020

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State COVID-19 Cases Top 110,000 SPRINGFIELD – On Sunday, the state reported 2,508 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 110,304. Illinois Department of Public Health also reported an additional 67 deaths, making the statewide total 4,856. The Coles County health department says two more residents of Charleston Rehab and Healthcare died of COVID-19. The […]

News Around Illinois – February 21, 2020

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Higher Profits, Lower Sales For Deere In First Quarter Despite a decline in sales, profits rose for John Deere in first quarter results reported Friday morning. Profits rose four per cent to $1.63 per share, compared with $1.54 last year at this time. Worldwide sales fell four percent, to 7.6 billion dollars. For its two […]

Snow Forecasted For Central Illinois Wednesday PM-Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Decatur.  It is in effect Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-Thursday 10:00 a.m.  Meteorologists are predicting the area will receive 4-to-6 inches of snow.  Snowfall will be at its heaviest on Wednesday night. The advisory area includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, […]

Chicago Flooding Spurs Local, State Disaster Proclamations

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CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot have issued disaster proclamations stemming from flood damage along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The local and state proclamations issued Thursday aimed at boosting funding for recovery and rebuilding efforts along more than 30 miles of shoreline in Cook and Lake counties affected by the […]

Central Illinois Under Winter Weather Advisory; Cancellations Underway

CHAMPAIGN – The National Weather Service Central Illinois office said on Wednesday afternoon that our area can expect snow into Thursday morning. However, rain will dominate southeast Illinois with freezing rain and sleet will be possible near I-70 Wednesday night which will lower snow accumulations there. Farther north snow will become lighter overnight and taper […]

Wicked Weekend Weather Threatens Several States

January 9, 2020 3:20 pm Forecast

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and southern Illinois were under a flash flood watch on Thursday in anticipation of the drenching rains. [/perfectpullquote] UPDATED January 9 at 6:00 p.m.: A storm system expected to strike a handful of southern states this weekend is looking more and more […]