Central Illinois

A tornado was spotted north of Downstate Concord, Ill. (Credit: Twitter)

Tornado Touches Down In Central Illinois

The Cass County emergency manager reported the tornado just before 3 p.m. Thursday near the town of Arenzville. That’s about 50 miles west of Springfield.

02/20/2014

Train Derailment, Explosion

Train Derailment, Explosion Evacuates Central Illinois Town

Many residents of a central Illinois town was evacuated early Friday, after a train containing denatured alcohol derailed and several cars exploded.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Lightning Generic

Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Southern Counties

Central Illinois and several several southern counties should brace for severe thunderstorms, winds and hail Saturday night.

05/07/2011

Tornado Graphic

Tornado Reported In Central Illinois

Authorities say nearly two dozen homes in central Illinois were damaged after a possible tornado touchdown in downstate Menard County.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010