Weather

Six inches of snow on Easter

For the second straight weekend, the area received a significant amount of snow, with up to six inches falling on some parts of East Central Illinois on Easter Sunday. In this photo, snow, ice and fog combine under sunny skies Monday morning north of DeLand.


Five inches of rain fall on county

Five inches of rain sent the Sangamon River out of its banks last week, but Piatt County communities reported only minor issues related to the flooding.


Locals contributing to Harvey relief

Area residents are chipping in for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, ranging from schoolchildren bringing in their change to a local car dealer donating a vehicle to the cause.


'Weather weirdness' causing stunning skies

Last week’s weather weirdness had photographers and meteorologists scrambling. We turned to Jeff Frame, a professor in the University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences, for a better understanding of what happened. Frame tracked the a June 19 with his camera from the Barnhart Prairie Nature Preserve south of Urbana:


Official: Don't call 9-1-1 to ask about sirens

It was a first-ever for Piatt County 9-1-1 Director Jim Cripe, but it wreaked havoc at the Piatt County Dispatch Center Wednesday morning (July 20).


Floodwaters are receding

It wasn’t a white Christmas in Piatt County, but that didn’t keep Monticello Township Road Commissioner Charlie Montgomery from manning a snow plow recently.


Former and current mayor remember Katrina

Ten years ago then Monticello Mayor Bill Mitze was watching the reports about the devastation from Hurricane Katrina and glanced at a map of the areas that were damaged.


Latest storm drops 6 inches of snow on Monticello

A winter storm that dropped about 6 inches of snow on Monticello made for slick roads over the weekend, causing some accidents in the area.


Bement woman involved in I-74 accident

A two-vehicle accident on I-74 in Champaign shut down the westbound lanes of the interstate for about 45 minutes earlier this morning (Jan. 7). There were only minor injuries.


Mansfield trying to get grants to help flood victi

The Village of Mansfield is looking into ways of helping residents whose homes have been heavily damaged by flooding this summer, and they are exploring Federal Emergency Management Agency grants through the Blue Acres program as an option to do so.


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