Western Illinois

The aftermath of a tornado in the western Illinois town of Cameron. (Norm Brakeville)

State Officials: At Least 3 Tornadoes Hit Western Illinois On Thursday, No Significant Injuries Reported

The hardest hit communities appeared to be Delavan, where officials said about 3 dozen homes were damaged, and Cameron, a tiny community about 60 miles away.


The aftermath of a tornado in the western Illinois town of Cameron. (Norm Brakeville)

UPDATE: Tornado, Damage Reported In Western Illinois

(CBS) — Severe damage from a tornado has been reported in far Western Illinois Thursday evening. Monmouth, Ill. police confirm to WBBM there was a tornado touchdown in that area, about 200 miles southwest of Chicago. […]


Trevor Siemian #13 of the Northwestern Wildcats throws a first down pass against the Western Illinois Leathernecks on September 20, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern Beats Western Illinois, 24-7

Solomon Vault rushed for two touchdowns.


Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Pat Fitzgerald Is Really Salty About Northwestern’s Struggles

“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

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Illinois-Chicago Edges Western Illinois 57-56

Gary Talton’s basket with 3.8 seconds to play gave Illinois-Chicago a 57-56 victory over Western Illinois Monday night.


Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

This November Was Sixth Wettest Ever For Illinois

If you thought the month of November was really wet, it wasn’t your imagination.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Family Searches For Missing Aurora Boy In Western Illinois

Relatives of an Aurora woman, who committed suicide in a Rockford motel room, are out searching for the woman’s missing son in western Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

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Suburban Teen Killed In ‘Tragic Accident’ On Hunting Trip

OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (STMW) – A northwest suburban teenager was killed early Wednesday in a “tragic accident” when his friend accidentally shot him on a hunting trip in western Illinois. LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale […]