>>Rockford Mayor Sever Ties With Bloomberg Group
(Rockford, IL) -- An Illinois mayor is parting ways with Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group. Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey says the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” doesn’t entirely live up to its name. He says the group is too anti-Second Amendment and focuses on keeping guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. Morrissey says the group should focus more on people who carry a gun illegally. He says that’s the challenge in Rockford, where people are concealing handguns when they shouldn’t have them in the first place.
>>Floodwaters Overtake Flora
(Flora, IL) -- The city of Flora is underwater. Mother Nature pounded the city yesterday, leaving some roads and homes completely underwater. The Red Cross has opened up the high school as a shelter for anyone who needs to leave their home and doesn’t have anywhere to go. People in the area are urged to stay away from standing water and remember, never attempt to drive through the water.
>>Hindu Temple Now Open In Carbondale
(Carbondale, IL) -- A new Hindu Temple is open in Southern Illinois, giving practicing Hindus a major break when it comes to their faith. Up until now, they had to travel to either St. Louis or Nashville to reach the closest temple. But, now they can head over to East Walnut Street in Carbondale. Officials estimate up to 250 Hindu families will call the temple home. Several hundred people attended the opening ceremony for the temple yesterday.
>>Lake Levels Back To Normal On Decatur
(Decatur, IL) -- Boaters are back on Lake Decatur this year. That's because water levels are back up. Last year's drought turned away its regular boaters and even forced a couple of docks to shut down. Lake officials say about 125 boats were out on the water over the weekend, and that’s a low number as it’s just the beginning of what will likely be a very busy boating season.
>>State’s Highest Paid Workers Live In Central Illinois
(Tazewell County, IL) -- State workers making more than 100-grand are flocking to Central Illinois. In fact, If you live in Tazewell county, you're living amongst the state's highest paid workers. Psychiatrists, judges, and other state employees are among those living in Tazewell and earning six figures. Other counties that house high waged state workers are Woodford, Peoria, and Fulton.