Illinois

Old Illinois 89 Bridge Implodes Over Illinois River In Spring Valley

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> The Illinois 89 bridge over the Illinois River in Spring Valley can be seen imploding in a video released by the Illinois Department …

USDOT

For now, Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain their genetic diversity

Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the three main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the …

Ecology

Men’s hockey adds six for 2018-19 campaign

<b>SCHENECTADY, N.Y. –</b> The Union College men's hockey team will welcome six new faces to the program this season, as Lucas Breault (Toronto, Ont.), …

Ice Hockey

Candidates for governor pumping millions into other races

The focus of the November election may be on the top prize on the ticket, the governor's race, but the two candidates are pumping millions of their …

Republicans

Warren Buffett's son announces $30M Illinois investment

The foundation of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's son plans to invest $30 million in a central Illinois campus of facilities to help people with drug addiction and bring together social services.<p>The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett announced plans …

Investing

‘Redneck Fishing’ for Flying Asian Carp on the Illinois River

In the small town of Bath, Illinois, a little more than 200 miles southwest of Chicago, an annual competition to catch flying fish draws visitors …

Mississippi River

Illinois Baseball News

Central Illinois Open: Statistical Analysis<p>Tino Abarca <br>Staff Writer<p>In the heartland of Illinois, we hosted the Central Illinois Open on Wednesday, …

Illinois

Ivanka Trump to tour Lewis & Clark Community College

In an effort to promote workforce development, Ivanka Trump, presidential adviser and daughter of the president, is scheduled on Wednesday morning to …

Donald Trump

Five unusual animal sightings in the suburbs

A possible cougar spotted climbing a tree near Streamwood last month isn't the first time rare or unusual animals have showed up in the suburbs.

Airports

Quick TV Cameo At Job Fair Made Champaign Woman A Viral Sensation

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> A quick, three-second TV cameo on a Central Illinois newscast made one Champaign woman a viral sensation.<p>Ja’Naea Modest was attending …

Social Media

Most areas stay dry in wake of Monday’s storms

Much of the Chicago metro area remains parched following storms that skipped past the city to the north and south on Monday. Rainfall during the …

Weather

Slideshow: Scenes from Lollapalooza

Close<p>1 of 20<p>Basement performs on Thursday during Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois.<p>Basement on Thursday during Lollapalooza at Grant …

Festivals

Slight Tornado Risk, Severe Storms, High Winds: Chicago Weather

Storms are expected to develop Monday afternoon, mainly southeast of a Chicago to Peru line.<p>Severe storms are possible for the Chicago area on Monday …

Weather

Thunderstorms continue across SE portions of the area

Severe clouds rolling in over Addison IL. 3:00 p.m. Submitted by: Mary Malpede<p>×<p>Thunderstorms continue across SE portions of the area<p>Severe clouds …

Weather

Area in store for hottest weekend in 5 weeks

Under mostly sunny skies on Friday, dry, low dew point air across the metro area heated efficiently, with highs reaching 90 degrees at several …

Weather

Spell of comfortable weather coming to an end

The last official 90-degree day in Chicago was recorded on July 25th. Since then, high temperatures have ranged between 79 and 85 degrees. In …

Weather

Illinois post office to be renamed for fallen Army sergeant

FAIRVIEW, Ill. (AP) - The family of a central Illinois man killed while serving in Afghanistan will join public officials for a ceremony to rename …

Remembrance Day

Health care company closing 150-worker Illinois call center

A health care company is closing a central Illinois call center less than three years after it opened and laying off about 150 workers.<p>Convey Health …

Health Care

Ex-manager of Bloomington arena faces new theft indictment

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The former manager of Bloomington's city-owned arena faces a new theft indictment charging that he illegally transferred city money to a group that used to own the Bloomington Thunder hockey team.<p>The new charge against Bart Rogers comes after he and Central Illinois Arena …

U.S. Cellular

Series Preview: Cedar Rapids Kernels – Playing In Peoria

Hey Chiefs fans!<p>The Chiefs return to Dozer Park after splitting a four-game series at the Clinton LumberKings against the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the …

Cedar Rapids

2nd Death Linked To Fake Weed In Cook County: Medical Examiner

The synthetic drug laced with a lethal anticoagulant has killed five people in IL and hospitalized more than 160 others.<p>CHICAGO, IL —The Cook County …

Cook County

Team Preview: St. Thomas More

<b>Calling all Coaches:</b> Want to have your team featured here? Just email <b>edgytim@edgytim.com</b> today for details.<p>EDGYTIM.com previews the 2018 St. Thomas …

College Sports

Southern Illinois is becoming a hot place for energy companies to build solar farms

If you live in the Illinois countryside, don’t be surprised to hear that a developer wants to build a solar farm in your neighbor’s field.<p>State …

Solar Power

Illinois Football: Maurice Massey narrows list to two programs

The Illinois football team made another top list on Friday afternoon.<p>Maurice Massey decided to cut his list down to just two programs and kept …

College Sports

Photos: President Trump visits steel plant in Granite City

President Donald Trump is greeted by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson at Lambert International Airport on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, …

Donald Trump

The Truth About Pre-Marital Blood Tests

Re-examining a vestige of the 20th century.

Public Health

Trump hails Illinois steel mill as an economic success story

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers.<p>The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant's reopening as a success …

Donald Trump

State alleges improper road salt storage near Illinois River

A central Illinois freight company and a road salt producer face state allegations of contaminating areas near the Illinois River with toxic …

Business

Head-on crash north of Perryville kills two people from Illinois

<b>PERRY COUNTY, Mo.</b> • Two people from Chester, Ill., were killed in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon north of Perryville, Mo.<p>The Missouri Highway …

Tractor-Trailer

Save a life: Don't speed on Illinois roads

Illinois State Police and other transportation officials hope by being proactive and bringing attention to the dangers of speeding, they'll save more …

Roads