Illinois U.S. Rep. Kinzinger Deployed To US-Mexican Border With Guard UnitThe 40-year-old represents the state's 16th district, which includes parts of northern and central Illinois. He is a pilot and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was elected to Congress in 2010.
A 30-Acre Plot Of Farmland Once Owned By Abraham Lincoln Heads To AuctionA 30-acre plot of farmland that Abraham Lincoln once owned in central Illinois is heading to auction.
Five Hepatitis A Cases Recently Diagnosed In IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Public Health received confirmation of five hepatitis A cases in east-central Illinois during November. 
Central Illinois Woman Charged In Synthetic Marijuana CaseFederal prosecutors say Letha Dean is the eighth defendant charged in a task force investigation of synthetic marijuana distribution in central Illinois.
Weather Damage In Central Illinois May Have Been TornadoMeteorologist Dan Smith says the touchdown was in Mason County around 5 p.m. on Thursday. He says damage reports included shingles off homes.
Tornado Touches Down In Central IllinoisThe 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.
Train Derailment, Explosion Evacuates Central Illinois TownMany residents of a central Illinois town was evacuated early Friday, after a train containing denatured alcohol derailed and several cars exploded.
Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Southern CountiesCentral Illinois and several several southern counties should brace for severe thunderstorms, winds and hail Saturday night.
Tornado Reported In Central IllinoisAuthorities say nearly two dozen homes in central Illinois were damaged after a possible tornado touchdown in downstate Menard County.