OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water.
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GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) — Ferry and vehicle traffic around western Illinois and eastern Missouri is returning to normal now that the rain-swollen Mississippi and Illinois rivers are receding.
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Roughly half of the property owners affected by recent flooding near East Moline are pursuing relief through the city’s recovery package.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Rhythm City Casino in Davenport is reopening after being closed for two weeks because of flooding concerns along the Mississippi River.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation says two bridges over the Mississippi River at St. Louis have reopened after being struck by a barge trying to navigate the rain-swollen river.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Coast Guard has closed down a stretch of the Mississippi River near St. Louis to recreational boats because of the waterway’s high levels.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River is starting to go down in most places, but flood problems persist for a few unprotected communities.
UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Conservation Police officers issued 23 citations to hikers who ventured into restricted areas at Starved Rock State Park during the holiday weekend.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River is continuing its slow rise at several Missouri and Illinois towns, but there is reason for optimism after overnight rainfall wasn’t as bad as predicted.
Populated areas along the rivers in western Illinois are still working to prevent flooding in the area.