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  • Tiny taxing districts with limited duties scattered across Illinois

    Tiny taxing districts with limited duties scattered across Illinois
    Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...
  • Extreme East Coast Heat Wave Blamed in 64 Deaths

    Extreme East Coast Heat Wave Blamed in 64 Deaths
    NEW YORK -- The massive heat wave that baked half the country in triple digit heat indexes last week may have caused as many as 64 deaths in 15 states, the National Weather Service said late on Tuesday. Forecasters said the area still suffering from...
  • Natural Perspectives: Say goodbye to American pie

    If you were painting a Norman Rockwell portrait of America, you'd probably picture mom and an apple pie wrapped in the Star-Spangled Banner. But America's apples are disappearing. A century ago, there were an estimated 20 million apple trees growing in...
  • Conner Prairie announces new multi-million Civil War exhibit

    Conner Prairie announces new multi-million Civil War exhibit
    Conner Prairie is working on a new multi-million dollar exhibit that will take visitors back to 1863 and the Civil War. The exhibit is called "The 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid On Indiana". It will give visitors a feel of the biggest Civil War battle in...
  • First drought this year hits state crops, lawns

    First drought this year hits state crops, lawns
    Even as the heat wave subsided this week, conditions for cornfields and lawns continue to be affected by what meteorologists are calling Illinois’s first drought of the year. Two-thirds of the state is experiencing at least a severe drought, and...
  • Dogs, guns and pies: All part of the job

    Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
  • Cooler this Weekend

    Cooler this Weekend
    The weekend brings a return to slightly cooler temperatures and only a small flurry chance on Sunday!  A southern storm system will get close to the area on Sunday but should track south of the Ohio River from Louisville to Cincinnati.  This should keep...
  • Warrick Co. severely damaged as tornadoes sweep through Midwest

    Warrick Co. severely damaged as tornadoes sweep through Midwest
    A series of tornadoes left at least nine dead and more than 100 injured across the Midwest Wednesday. While injuries weren't reported in Southern Indiana, one town was severely damaged. One tornado came into the town of Newburgh, Ind., off of the Ohio...
  • Tornadoes strike northeast Alabama, Indiana

    Tornadoes strike northeast Alabama, Indiana
    A powerful severe storm system moved across the United States on Friday, causing at least three apparent tornadoes from Alabama to Indiana and threatening even more destruction as the day wore on. Two of the reported twisters touched down in northeast...
  • Tornadoes Kill At Least 36 In U.S. Midwest, South

    Tornadoes Kill At Least 36 In U.S. Midwest, South
    HENRYVILLE, Indiana (Reuters) - Violent storms and tornadoes raked across a huge swath of the U.S. Midwest and Southeast, killing at least 36 people in four states, authorities said on Saturday. The fast-moving twisters spawned by massive thunderstorms...
  • HENRYVILLE EF 4 TORNADO

    HENRYVILLE EF 4 TORNADO
    The National Weather Service out of Louisville, KY sent out survey teams this morning to investigate the areas circled in red below.  We are already hearing from the Henryville area that the tornado was and EF 4 when it struck town on Friday.  Winds...