Heavy rains caused more than just some flooding in the region.
GILLESPIE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois school district has been awarded nearly $10 million in a lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad after claiming a collapsed mine left an elementary school damaged.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former Baptist missionary convicted of shooting his wife to death on Valentine’s Day last year has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A UPS cargo plane landed safely Wednesday night at a Rockford airport after the pilot alerted that the aircraft lost all hydraulics, Chicago-Rockford International Airport fire chief Jim Klinefelter said.
HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in a southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District appear headed to the picket lines, shutting down the schools as part of a labor dispute.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — An almost 30 percent increase in international students has helped Northern Illinois University record its lowest drop in enrollment in five years.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford’s public schools will undergo a safety and security assessment as part of a $250 million, 10-year facilities improvement plan.
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — LaSalle County officials cleared the way for expansion of a sand mine this week, voting to allow construction of a sand-processing and transportation facility.
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A second bird in one of Chicago’s western suburban counties has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Kane County Health Department announced Wednesday.