• River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 02, 2021 @ 11:08am
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued this evening.
    LOCATION
    Flood Warning for the Wabash River at New Harmony.
    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage late Tuesday morning and continue rising to a crest of 18.2 feet Sunday evening...March 7th.
    DURATION
    From Tuesday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 9:30 AM CST Sunday the stage was 10.2 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Impact...At 19.0 feet, Harmonie State Park is closed. Surrounding bottomland is flooded.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 01, 2021 @ 2:08pm
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov/ind. The next statement should be issued late tonight by around 415 AM EST /315 AM CST/.
    LOCATION
    Flood Warning for the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early tomorrow afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 24.6 feet Monday, March 08.
    DURATION
    From Monday afternoon until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 2:45 PM CST Sunday /3:45 PM EST Sunday/ the stage was 14.3 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    Effective: March 01, 2021 @ 6:00am
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at www.weather.gov. The next statement will be issued this evening at 800 PM CST.
    LOCATION
    Flood Warning for the Little Wabash River at Carmi.
    FORECAST
    The river will rise above flood stage tomorrow morning to 27.5 feet Tuesday evening. It will then fall to 27.4 feet and begin rising again early Wednesday morning. It will rise to 28.6 feet early Saturday morning. It will then fall again but remain above flood stage.
    DURATION
    From Monday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 8:30 AM CST Sunday the stage was 23.4 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Impact...At 27.0 feet, The inundation of county roads begins.
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Illinois House Spends $187,000 in Rent

The Illinois House spent $187,000 in taxpayer money to rent out Springfield’s downtown convention center last week after the COVID-19 pandemic forced lawmakers from the Capitol.

 

Lawmakers met at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield, the second time the House has conducted business outside the Capitol since the pandemic began. Combined with a similar stay last May, the cost to taxpayers has been $330,000.

 

The state is already deep in debt, but alternatives are few and the House has 56 days of legislative work scheduled before the May 31st adjournment. Raising questions about the economics of continuing the arrangement with the center.

1 comment
  1. Kris
    Kris
    January 26, 2021 at 9:16 am

    That money should of went on COVID! Don’t the people have computers like others working from home? The spending on our backs has to stop! Poor decisions cause harm in more ways than one!

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