• One Death Blamed on Fall Snow Storm in Illinois

    by  • November 12, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) – Authorities say one person died after an accident on snow-slickened roads in central Illinois. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph says the driver of an SUV was killed Monday night after it spun out of control on an Interstate 39 overpass. The SUV slid into the path of a semitrailer. On Tuesday, authorities...

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    Mt. Vernon water tank wins beauty contest

    by  • November 12, 2013

    According to Mt. Vernon Mayor Mary Jane Chesley, the tower on the west side of town was selected from nearly 200 other tanks and towers as “tank of the year” in a Tnemec Company competition, and will be featured on the cover of a 2014 Tnemec promotional water tank calendar. The look of the...

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    Average snowfall less than previous decades

    by  • November 12, 2013

    Portions of our listening area had the season’s first dusting of snow overnight. And as the season progresses, more will be coming, but it’s unlikely to be as much as we had 35 years ago. Average snowfall in Illinois ranges from 38 inches up north to less than 14 inches in southern Illinois. The...

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    IDNR awards 26 wildlife enhancement grants

    by  • November 12, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the award of 26 grants for wildlife enhancement projects made possible through voluntary donations to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. This fund is a voluntary contribution check-off option on the Illinois state income tax form. The funds have been used to support projects ranging from habitat enhancements...

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