Environmentalist Chad Pregracke Wants To Turn Old I-80 Bridge Over Mississippi River Into Crossing For BisonWhat to do with an old bridge after a replacement is built? The easy answer is to demolish it. But near the Quad Cities, they're not thinking easy – they’re thinking bison.
New Abortion Clinic Going Up In Illinois, Near St. LouisPlanned Parenthood has quietly been building a new abortion clinic in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
State Agencies Partner Up To Offer Help To Flood VictimsOfficials say several state agencies and nonprofit groups are teaming up to help people affected by spring flooding.
Climate Experts: Illinois Records 3rd-Wettest May On RecordState climate experts say Illinois had the third wettest May on record and it was the sixth-consecutive month with above-average rainfall.
Midwest Rivers Recede, But Flooding Danger LingersOfficials blamed four deaths last week on the flooding, which forced hundreds of people in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri from their homes.
Illinois To Spend $3M For New Well At Quincy Veterans' HomeGov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday Illinois will split the cost with the city of Quincy, which currently gets water from the Mississippi River.
For Former Gov. Edgar, Harvey Sparks Memories Of Great Flood Of 1993“A lot of people don’t appreciate how devastating a flood is. Once you get water in your house, your house is never the same,” Edgar said.
Retired Chicago Reporter And Friends Complete Mississippi River Canoe TripA retired Chicago TV reporter and two of his friends finished the adventure of a lifetime on Tuesday when they completed a canoe trip the length of the Mississippi River.
Paddler Headed From Chicago To New Orleans To Promote Clean WaterA New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.
Charter Boat Captains Seek Physical Barrier To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great LakesWhen engineers reversed the flow of the Chicago River more than 100 years ago, they connected the Mississippi River basin to Lake Michigan. Now, charter boat captains from around the Great Lakes have asked Congress to put up a permanent barrier to keep Asian carp out of the lakes.
Death Toll Rises To 20 As Flooding Threatens Levees In Missouri And Downstate IllinoisA rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. At least 20 deaths over several days in Missouri and Illinois were blamed on flooding, mostly involving vehicles that drove onto swamped roadways.
48 Hours In Minnesota's Twin CitiesTravel guide for visitors who only have 48 hours to visit Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul
5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To SchoolPack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.
Best Waterfront Destinations In The USMost every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany know Chicago is known as "the Windy City" and Wrigley Field is one of America's oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.