• 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 Monday evening at 1100 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early Tuesday afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 18.3 feet Monday, March 08.
    DURATION
    From Tuesday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 8:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 11.4 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 @ 12:32pm
    Expires: December 31, 2049 @ 6:00pm
    PRECAUTIONARY
    N/A
    LOCATION
    The Flood Warning continues for the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 24.5 feet Sunday morning.
    DURATION
    From this afternoon until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 5:45 AM CST Monday /6:45 AM EST Monday/ the stage was 17.0 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO4
    Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 24.5 feet on 05/01/1970.
  • River Flood Warning for Epworth - Click for Details
    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 Monday evening at 1045 PM CST.
    LOCATION

    FORECAST
    The river is expected to rise above flood stage early tomorrow afternoon and continue rising to a crest of 29.0 feet early Friday afternoon.
    DURATION
    From Monday morning until further notice.
    INFO1
    At 7:30 PM CST Sunday the stage was 25.2 feet.
    INFO2
    Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
    INFO3
    Minor flooding is forecast.
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Illinois Judges Association announces new training

Over 40 judges from all over the State of Illinois will attend a training to present 4 different programs geared to school children from the age of kindergarten through high school on January 26th in Chicago.

 

The In-School Programs committee, chaired by 1st District Appellate Justice Eileen O’Neill Burke, facilitates getting judges into schools to present IJA In-School Programs. In each program, a judge will come to the school, present the program, and answer any questions the students may have.

* Page It Forward, for the youngest students, a judge reads the book ABE LINCOLN’S HAT to K-4th grade classrooms. This program has succeeded in garnering an interest not only in Abe Lincoln but also in the law and the judiciary.

* Worries of the World Wide Web- For middle schoolers, this program was created to address the increasing problems of cyber bullying, electronic harassment and sexting/pornography.

* Courtroom in the Classroom is targeted to juniors and seniors in high school. The program, through the use of power point, videos, skits and discussion, guides students through a discussion of what are the 4th Amendment rights of high school students in a school setting.

* 7 Reasons to Leave the Party, is designed to inform middle school and high school students the legal and social ramifications of underage drinking, drug usage and underage sex.

“This is one way that judges can make a positive impact outside the courtroom in the community that we serve,” says Program Chair, Justice Eileen O’Neill Burke. If you would like to attend this training session, contact Kathy Hosty at [email protected] or 312-431-1283. Or if you have any questions about the programs, contact Justice Burke at (312)793-5418.