Chicago Weather: Powerful Storms, Hail Hit Western Suburbs; At Least One Funnel Cloud SpottedPowerful storms moved through the western and southwestern suburbs early Thursday afternoon, setting off tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings, and bringing heavy rain, some hail, and at least one apparent sighting of a funnel cloud.
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.
Illinois District Defends Having School On MLK DaySome members of the Rockford-area NAACP criticized the Winnebago district, west of Rockford. But Superintendent John Schwuchow said students in the district's four schools learned about King's legacy and impact.
Tuesday Winter Weather Advisory, Slushy Mix ExpectedChicago areas should prepare for freezing rain and ice accumulations with a mix of snow and sleet on Tuesday.
Funnel Clouds Possible Across Northern Illinois Monday AfternoonFunnel clouds are a possibility across Northern Illinois Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service Chicago.
Northern Illinois Has No Trouble With Eureka In 100-52 WinMarshawn Wilson scored 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting to help lead Northern Illinois to a 100-52 victory over Division III Eureka College on Saturday.
Hare Leads Northern Illinois Past Eastern Michigan, 49-21Drew Hare threw four touchdown passes, and Joel Bouagnon rushed for 136 yards and a score.
Boston College Edges NIU, 17-14Troy Flutie threw a touchdown pass in his first career start and Jon Hilliman had a tiebreaking 21-yard scoring run.
Fairdale Mourns Two Women Killed By TornadoBoth Geraldine Schultz, 67, and 69-year-old Jacklyn Klosa were friends and lived in Fairdale, which was leveled Thursday evening by an EF-4 tornado that reached 200 mph.
NIU Beats Ball State In Overtime, 71-67Anthony Johnson had 18 points.
Northern Illinois Sneaks By Western Michigan, 65-63Aaron Armstead scored 17 points, going 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
NIU Defeats Central Michigan, 73-55Aaric Armstead had 15 points.
Northern Illinois Edges Toledo, 84-82Travon Baker scored 18 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer in the final minute.
Talley, Eastern Michigan Hold On To Beat NIU, 73-65Mike Talley scored 19 of his career-high 25 in the first half, and Karrington Ward added 21 points and nine rebounds.
Central Michigan Tops Northern Illinois, 68-66Braylon Rayson scored 23 points and Central Michigan got its school-record 14th win on its home court this season.