Winter isn't done yet with Illinois.
The National Weather Service says parts of the state could get blanketed with up to half a foot of new snow Monday.
In the Chicago area, the snow is expected to start coming down the hardest late in the morning. And high temperatures for the day in the region should be in the upper 20s.
In central Illinois, many communities will see slightly higher temperatures — of just above freezing. That could mean a sloppy mix of sleet and snow.
In the southern portions of Illinois, temperatures should bounce into the mid-40s and steady rain is possible in places.
Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing across Illinois by the week's end. That means melting snow and the potential for another hazard — flooding.
Winter isn't done yet with Illinois.
Taylorville couple wins $20M lotto jackpot
A Taylorville couple has celebrated winning a more than $20 million Illinois Lottery drawing.
Steve and Wilma Durbin were presented with their winning check Thursday afternoon at a grocery store in the central Illinois city where they purchased the ticket. The couple took a lump sum payment of $8.1 million after taxes.
The Taylorville Breeze-Courier reports the Durbins hit the jackpot in the April 10 Illinois Lotto drawing. That was just two weeks after they were married.
Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum
As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find.
Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and filmmaking memorabilia.
Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low
State officials say unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent. That's its lowest level since 2009.
Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid
Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor have raided a home, seizing computers and phones and hauling several people in to be questioned.
Tuesday's raid was carried out by seven plainclothes officers even though Twitter had suspended the account several weeks ago, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported. Three people at the home were brought to a police station to be interviewed, as were two other people who were met by police at their workplaces.
Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language
Controversial language has been removed from proposed Illinois medical marijuana rules that would bar legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients.
A person close to the rule-writing process confirmed the wording has been dropped from draft regulations expected to be published this week. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity until the rules are officially published on Friday.
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Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death
Murder charges were announced Wednesday against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney who was fatally shot while clearing snow from his driveway in 2008.
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said a grand jury has indicted Richard E. Wanke Jr., 53, on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Gregory H. Clark, 60. Wanke was arrested Wednesday at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, where he has been serving a 14-year sentence on burglary charges with a projected parole date of May 7.
Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search
A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.
The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.
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