Snow Day For Schools Across Central, Southern Illinois
(Undated) -- It's a snow day for many schools across much of Central and Southern Illinois. If you haven't heard whether your child's school is closed, be sure to call or check the school's website before sending your kid out in the cold. A few community colleges are closed for the day but class is still on at most state universities. Students who can't make it to class should notify their professors.
Five Airports To Lose Air Control Towers
(Undated) -- Five airports in Illinois are losing air traffic control towers as a result of national spending cuts. The shutdowns impact airports that have less than 150-thousand total flights each year and less than 10-thousand commercial flights a year. That includes towers in Alton, Bloomington, Decatur, Murphsyboro and Waukegan. The actual airports will remain open, but pilots will have to coordinate their own takeoffs and landings over a shared radio frequency.
Lawmakers Go After Deadbeat Parents
(Springfield, IL) -- Lawmakers are going after deadbeat parents. A new bill seeks to go after people who win more than 30-grand at casinos, but skip out on their child support payments. The bill would require casino operators to check with the state's child support registry before cutting the big check. The bill has already passed a senate committee.
Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Sold In Illinois
(Undated) -- Someone in Illinois is a new millionaire. One lucky person matched five of the numbers from Saturday's 338-million dollar Powerball jackpot. That equates to a million bucks before taxes. The big prize went to a single player in New Jersey.
Snow Hits Ten-Inches Already In C. Illinois
(Undated) -- Central Illinois has picked up at least ten inches of snow already, courtesy of yesterday's springtime storm. I-S-P wants only drivers who are dealing with an emergency to go out on the roads. Transportation officials said heavy snow, ice and wind were creating white-out conditions in some places.
Man Charged With Killing His Own Dad
(Undated) -- A man is facing charges in Chicago for killing his own father. Authorities say Kenneth Johnson was pronounced dead early yesterday morning at Advocate Christ Medical Center. His 24-year-old son, Mason Johnson, was charged with first-degree murder.
Couple Re-United With Pup
(Undated) -- An Illinois couple is reunited with their dog after it escaped from a hotel room while they were several states away from home. Rachel Tomkins and Cartney James were reunited with three-year-old Mavis this weekend. The couple was spending the night in an Alabama hotel back on February 15th when Mavis apparently got away while they were having dinner. A microchip helped return Mavis to her owners.
Illinois Falls To Miami
(Austin, TX) -- Illinois comes up short in its upset bid against the University of Miami during yesterday's N-C-A-A men's basketball tournament. The Hurricanes outlasted the Illini 63-to-59. Illinois finishes the season 23-and-13.