On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued a disaster proclamation for southern parts of the state. Representatives from the National Weather Service predict that the Ohio River could reach record levels there by this weekend.
The head of the Archdiocese of Chicago has suspended an outspoken South Side pastor.Father Michael Pfleger is known as a charismatic and popular priest with a gift for preaching, who's campaigned against alcohol and tobacco bill boards, gun shops and racism.
Today something incredible happened- many of the most interesting photos taken by Getty photographers were taken in Illinois. From Obama on Oprah to flooding downstate Illinois was very photogenic today.
The Army Corps of Engineers is waiting to decide if it will intentionally break a levee to help relieve flooding problems in a Southern Illinois town. But farmers in Missouri are objecting to the plan.Flooding in Cairo, Illinois is so bad, more than 100 people have been evacuated.