TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis on Wednesday announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, Davis said he has taken his temperature twice...
MORRISONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man has died after becoming buried in corn while working inside a farm's grain bin.
David L. Lowis, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors have dismissed a charge filed against a newlywed whose wife was found dead at the bottom of a parking garage near Busch Stadium after a game, but the charge...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 30-year-old Illinois man is charged with assault after his new wife died after falling from the seventh floor of a parking garage near Busch Stadium.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Construction work is set to resume five months after a central Illinois city was struck by a rare December tornado, officials said.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Survivors of a rare December tornado that injured more than two dozen people in a central Illinois city say that two weeks after the storm, they are struggling but grateful for the kindness they've been shown in the aftermath.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal aid for residents and businesses in four counties recovering from a rare December tornado outbreak.
Rauner said Friday he's asked the U.S. Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration that would open up low-interest loans for eligible residents and businesses in Christian, Macon, Montgomery and Sangamon counties.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University has a novel approach for helping students de-stress before finals: miniature horses.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Residents and businesses impacted by severe weather and tornadoes this month in central Illinois' Christian County may request waivers of penalties and interest on state taxes if they can't file their returns or make payments on time.
The waivers apply to individual and business income taxes, withholding taxes, sales taxes, and specialty and excise taxes.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes in parts of the central U.S. (all times local):
Meteorologists in Arkansas have confirmed that at least three tornadoes developed from severe thunderstorms on Friday night.
The National Weather Service said Sunday that a strong tornado touched down in Van Buren, Arkansas, about 130 miles (212 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. The tornado was rated an EF2, which indicates wind speeds as high as 135 mph.
Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes in Taylorville, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, damaging dozens of structures and injuring at least 20 people.
Meteorologist Chris Geelhart says the twisters occurred Saturday evening along the Illinois River and near Springfield. Geelhart says the exact number of tornadoes won't be known until crews survey the damage, beginning Sunday.
GOP Rep. Rodney Davis wins re-election to central Illinois House seat, defeating Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — GOP Rep. Rodney Davis wins re-election to central Illinois House seat, defeating Betsy Dirksen Londrigan .
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has emerged as a voice for conservative values in Congress and is urging his supporters to get out the vote in the midterm elections.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man is facing prison time after pleading guilty in the car crash deaths of a woman and her unborn child.
Lance Pitsch of Normal recently pleaded guilty in Christian County to aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide. The 28-year-old was northbound on Illinois 48 last October when he turned into the southbound lanes and struck a vehicle carrying Jessica Tyson Ragan and her fiancé.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has a chance to get out of jail after a judge vacated his 1997 conviction on arson and murder charges.
DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan on Thursday set bail at $100,000 for 60-year-old William Amor, who was serving a 45-year prison sentence in his mother-in-law's death. The judge on April 6 vacated Amor's convictions, citing advances in fire science, and ordered a new trial.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man sentenced to 10 years in prison for bilking an acquaintance out of $93,000 has started two political action committees from behind bars.
The Center for Public Integrity reported (http://bit.ly/2nJqhDB ) that Angelo Pesce (PEY'-shee) is a convicted felon and cannot vote, but there's nothing stopping him from creating the fundraising entities.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A cash-strapped central Illinois school district would face steep budget cuts if voters reject a property tax increase next month.
Residents who live within the Taylorville School District are being asked to pay an additional 85 cents per $100 of net assessed value of each individual's property to help provide funding for the district.
The referendum on the April 4 ballot comes as the district faces a $1.8 million budget deficit.
KINCAID, Ill. (AP) — Repair work is almost finished in Kincaid more than a year after floodwaters damaged the central Illinois town.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dave Ryan won the U.S. Senior Amateur on Thursday for his first USGA championship, holding off Matthew Sughrue 2 up at Old Warson Country Club.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
"We've got to do everything we can to end the scourge of drug addition," Rauner said before signing the bill in Taylorville, about 25 miles southeast of Springfield. Rauner called bath salts "very dangerous" chemicals that are causing problems in Illinois' rural...