More heavy rainfall adds to Midwestern flooding problems

U.S. 05/07/19, 07:07

Another round of rain has led to more flash flood watches across the Midwest.The National Weather Service issued the watches Tuesday for parts of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. And communities along the Mississippi River remained under flood ...

Update: Another body found in Illinois plant rubble

U.S. 05/05/19, 16:47

The Latest on the explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant (all times local):4:30 p.m.Search and rescue personnel have located and are recovering the body of a third employee killed in the explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone ...

Update: 2nd person dies from explosion at Illinois plant

U.S. 05/04/19, 20:08

The Latest on an explosion at and Illinois (all times local):8 p.m.A second person has died as a result of injuries suffered from an explosion at an Illinois factory.Initially, one body was found at the explosion site.The Chicago Tribune quotes ...

1 body found, 2 more believed dead in Illinois plant blast

U.S. 05/04/19, 15:16

An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the search for the other two. Crews suspended their search due to ...

90-year-old to become Northeastern Illinois’ oldest graduate

U.S. 05/04/19, 10:19

A 90-year-old great-grandfather is about make history by becoming the oldest student to earn a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University since the school started keeping records in 1962.Bob Dwyer, a great-grandfather, Army veteran and retired widower, will graduate with ...

Update: Flood reaches record level at Quad Cities

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:54

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local):1:30 p.m.The Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois has reached a new record high.James Fontenoy, 49 of Davenport helps sandbag in front of his friends mother's ...

Court records: Father led police to dead Illinois boy’s body

U.S. 05/02/19, 09:18

Court records show that video police recovered from an Illinois woman's cellphone showing her bruised 5-year-old son prompted the boy's father to lead investigators to the child's body.JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake are charged with murder ...

Parts of downtown Davenport, Iowa, flood as barrier fails

U.S. 04/30/19, 21:15

Crews evacuated people from some buildings and cars Tuesday afternoon after a flood barrier failed along the Mississippi River, sending floodwaters rushing into downtown Davenport, Iowa.The National Weather Service sent an alert around 4 p.m. of a flash flood emergency ...

Prosecutors try to revoke parental rights in Illinois case

U.S. 04/29/19, 17:24

An Illinois mother and father charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son have agreed to let the state's child welfare agency care for their younger son.JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr.'s younger son was taken into Illinois ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:27

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp.Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

2 remain hospitalized after northern Illinois ammonia leak

U.S. 04/29/19, 11:39

Authorities say two of the 37 people sickened by an ammonia leak in suburban Chicago last week remain hospitalized in serious but stable condition.Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Christopher Covelli said Monday that the other 35 people who were treated after ...

Mental health defense dropped in Chinese scholar case

Health 04/29/19, 11:32

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar say they are abandoning their mental health defense. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that Brendt Christensen's attorneys had been planning to argue that the 29-year-old suffered from ...

Update: Autopsy: Illinois warehouse gunman shot 6 times

U.S. 04/29/19, 10:04

The Latest on prosecutors' report on a February mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):10 a.m.Autopsy results show an Illinois man who fatally shot five co-workers suffered six gunshot wounds, including one that was likely self-inflicted.FILE ...

Update: Wisconsin tractor leaked ammonia in Illinois

U.S. 04/26/19, 13:54

The Latest on an ammonia leak in a Chicago suburb that injured dozens (all times local):1:35 p.m.Authorities say a tractor driver was towing tanks of ammonia from a farm in Wisconsin to a farm in Illinois when the chemical leaked, ...

Illinois agency reassigns 2 workers amid boy’s death probe

U.S. 04/26/19, 12:48

Illinois' child-welfare agency removed two employees from case work Friday while officials review their interaction with a family whose 5-year-old son was found beaten to death and covered in plastic in a shallow grave. The Department of Children and Family Services ...

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