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4 Illinois tornadoes touch down during storms
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:18:16 -0800
The National Weather Service says four possible tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, causing minor damage.
Illinois Rivers Transmission Project Receives Final Approval From Illinois Commerce Commission
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:52:13 -0800
Today's decision by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) clears the way for the nearly 400-mile-long Illinois Rivers electric transmission project that will create jobs, facilitate the delivery of low-cost power and improve the reliability and efficiency of the electric power grid
Terry’s take: Last week’s tornado outbreak in Illinois
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:13:42 -0800
Last Thursday a deep low pressure rolled directly over the Quad Cities. In the process it was rapidly intensifying pulling...
Illinois Regulators OK Massive Transmission Line
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:41:10 -0800
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Illinois regulators have signed off on the route for a massive high-voltage transmission line that would run through 19 counties, traveling from Quincy to the Indiana border.
Hearts hold off Pana on Senior Night
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:42:09 -0800
It wasn’t the style of play the Effingham Flaming Hearts’ seniors are accustomed to, but Effingham persevered and beat a 3-point happy Pana squad 74-64 Saturday on Senior Night.
Pana Community Hospital luncheon focus on heart disease
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:24:19 -0800
It was Thanksgiving Day, 1997 and Lori Holthaus was busy preparing for the holiday dinner. She chose to ignore the pain in her chest and down her arm. It was probably stress or the effects of an overactive schedule. As the pain got worse, the signs b
Storms responsible for tornadoes, dense fog and pileup on I-57
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 04:38:34 -0800
A storm system with heavy fog is to blame for several tornadoes that touched down in Central Illinois, a 20-vehicle pileup in Will County and hundreds of flight cancellations.
Governor Announces $4 Million in Fire Safety Investments
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:20:11 -0800
CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis today announced a $4 million investment to help 193 fire departments across the state purchase safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other tools for
ICC approves Coles-Moultrie route for power line
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:52:51 -0800
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a route that would take the Illinois Rivers high-voltage transmission line through Coles and Moultrie counties rather than through Douglas and Piatt counties. SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a route that would take the Illinois Rivers high-voltage transmission line through Coles and Moultrie counties. The decision Thursday ...
It's That Time of Year Again
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:01:27 -0800
CENTRAL ILLINOIS- Monday, March 3rd kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Central Illinois. This might be difficult to swallow, considering the relentless winter weather, but Meteorologists Patrick