Storms, maybe some heavy rains, on the way for the area over the next two days
8 minutes ago
More storms and heavy rain look to be arriving in the area. We are looking at showers and thunderstorms throughout the day today and also falling temperatures during the day today, as we'll eventually end up just below 70 for our temperature for most of the day. Showers and thunderstorms are again likely for tonight...
News from Vandalia City Council meeting
9 minutes ago
The City of Vandalia will move ahead with finalizing their new fiscal year budget. Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman told the Vandalia City Council at Monday night's meeting he had been concerned with the state shutdown due to no new budget that funding, such as the city's tax money, would not be going out. But, Mayor Gottman...
Information on mosquito spraying for the area
10 minutes ago
There have been a lot of questions about mosquito spraying in recent weeks. But, one thing that everyone needs to know is the City of Vandalia is not in charge of the mosquito spraying---that falls under the jurisdiction of the Fayette Mosquito Abatement District. Ward Two Alderman Russ Stunkel is a member of the Mosquito...
AG And State Comptroller Heading To Court To Discuss State Pay
12 minutes ago
(Chicago, IL) -- Two state officials will be in a Cook County courtroom this morning to clarify what the state can pay for without a budget in place. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Comptroller Leslie Munger will both seek guidance from a judge after Madigan filed an action last week. Madigan has said that state...
Statewide Crop Report
14 minutes ago
The condition of the corn and soybean crop remained about the same this past week as we hear in the weekly crop report. State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says 26 percent of corn is now silking. That's about on par with last year's progress. Twelve percent of the corn crop is rated in very poor to poor condition,...
U Of I Basketball To Start Season In Springfield
20 minutes ago
(Springfield, IL) -- The Fighting Illini men's basketball team knows who they will be playing when they start the next season in the State Capitol. The school announced the team will hold their first five games at the Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center as renovations conclude at the State Farm Center. ...
Cards beat Cubs, All Star Reserves named
22 minutes ago
(Chicago, IL) -- John Lackey tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Cardinals to a 6-0 win over the Cubs in the first-of-four at Wrigley Field. Lackey scattered six hits and a walk while striking out four to improve to 7-and-5. Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong plated a run apiece in the seventh before St.Louis...
Cards win, Holliday and Peralta voted All Star starters
Jul 06, 2015
(St.Louis, MO) -- Lance Lynn and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Cardinals beat the Padres 3-1 at Busch Stadium. Lynn struck out eight while allowing just an unearned run in seven innings for the win. Kevin Siegrist notched his fourth save as St.Louis split the four-game set. Thomas Pham drove...
Cards beat Padres, end losing streak
Jul 05, 2015
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals ended their season-long losing streak at four games with a 2-1 win over the Padres at Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter singled in the tying run in the sixth inning, and Jhonny Peralta plated the winning run on a sac-fly. Thomas Pham scored both runs as St. Louis improved to 30-and-11...
Cards lose to Padres, now have season-high 4 game losing streak
Jul 04, 2015
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jedd Gyorko notched a game-tying homer in the seventh inning and then plated the go-ahead run in the ninth as the Padres took down the Cardinals, 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Andrew Cashner threw six-plus innings of one-run ball for San Diego, and Joaquin Benoit picked up the win in relief. Craig Kimbrel...