Downstate Illinois

Lottery Winners

Downstate Couple Comes Forward As Mega Millions Winners

She giggled for four hours. That’s what an Illinois woman did, after her husband told her they won a share of the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Tornado Graphic

Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Northwest Indiana

A tornado watch is in effect for much of the state of Indiana – including some northwest counties – as well as downstate Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Missouri Flooding

Lessons Learned After Floods In Mississippi River Towns

Downstate Illinois cities and towns along the Mississippi River are bracing for moderate to major flooding this season, but officials have learned lessons from the disaster in 2008.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011