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.
We continue our series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl (Chornobyl) nuclear disaster with an eyewitness account of the events and a look at the longstanding after-effects of the nuclear tragedy.Yuri Scherbak is a medical doctor and former Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S., Canada a
UPDATED: 4/27/2011 1:08 PMPicture a brand new coal-fired power plant adjacent to the Loop, black smoke from its stacks drifting right into the Chicago Board of Trade just three blocks north. If that sounds far-fetched, it is.
A tornado temporarily closed down the St. Louis airport on Saturday, and storms raged through Illinois earlier in the week. Spring may bring milder temperatures but it also kicks off the tornado and storm season.