Northern Illinois news
Move-in day continues Thursday as officials said the university’s residential halls are expected to welcome about 2,000 new students, 1,800 returners and 200 transfers to campus this fall.
Volunteerism has about doubled since the Northern Illinois Food Bank operation moved to a repurposed building nearly triple in size.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, who represents much of McHenry County, talked climate change and political division with his constituents Sunday during a town hall in Crystal Lake.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for much of northern Illinois and is in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch also is in effect.
The National Weather Service in Chicago is forecasting dangerous heat and humidity during the day Friday that could give way to thunderstorms around 4 p.m. through 12 a.m.
The Will County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents of measures they can take during severe heat conditions to stay safe and healthy.
Just two days after intense weather spawned at least 11 tornadoes that touched down across northern Illinois, the region is expected to get hit again with potentially dangerous storms Friday.
Spotty storms could briefly dampen late afternoon or early evening Fourth of July festivities across portions of northern Illinois Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rains flooded Chicago streets Sunday, trapping cars and forcing NASCAR officials to cancel the last half of an Xfinity Series race set to run through the city’s downtown.
The Salvation Army North and Central Illinois Division has received a $75,000 grant from the Jewel-Osco Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program.
Gov. JB Pritzker stopped at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Tuesday to tout his proposed budget plan to increase state funding for higher education and help keep more college students in Illinois.
Kaneland drops a pair in Alabama trip.
Area locations offered in Ogle, Stephenson, JoDaviess and Whiteside counties
The candidates for Chicago mayor include incumbent Lori Lightfoot, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, Cook County Board Commissioner Brandon Johnson, U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García, businessman Willie Wilson, activist Ja’Mal Green, Chicago Alderman Sophia King, state Rep. Kam Buckner and Alderman Roderick Sawyer.
A “potentially significant winter rain event" Wednesday afternoon and night that could lead to flooding was forecasted for northern and central Illinois and northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service said.