Madison County Defies Stay-At-Home Order; Most Businesses ReopenA downstate county is breaking Governor JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order.
Downstate Counties With Few Or No COVID-19 Cases Feel They're Bearing Brunt Of Quarantine With ChicagoSome downstate and rural area residents feel they are bearing the brunt of the stay-at-home order with Chicago.
IDOT Warns Drivers Of Heavy Snow, Dangerous Road Conditions In Downstate IllinoisWhile only light snow is expected for the Chicago area Sunday night into Monday morning, the Illinois Department of Transportation had a warning for drivers in downstate counties – where several inches could fall.
Concerns About Severe Weather Diminish In Chicago, But Tornado Reported DownstateConcerns about severe weather in the Chicago area blew over Monday night, though heavy rain south of the area remained a concern.
Illinois Counties Declare 'Sanctuary' Status For Gun OwnersCo-opting the sanctuary title is also a way of drawing attention to the rural-urban political divide that was so stark in the last general election.
Tornadoes Hit Central IllinoisThe tornado touched down around 7 p.m. in the southeast part of Champaign County.
Downstate Couple Comes Forward As Mega Millions WinnersShe 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.
Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Northwest IndianaA tornado watch is in effect for much of the state of Indiana – including some northwest counties – as well as downstate Illinois.
Lessons Learned After Floods In Mississippi River TownsDownstate 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.