Lifeguard Asks if Young Girl Can Remove Prosthetic Legs for SlideA lifeguard at an Illinois water park told a 9-year-old girl that her prosthetic legs may scratch-up the water slide.
Major Flooding Possible in St. Louis AreaSandbagging possible north of St. Louis, not likely here.
Asian Carp Plant Stops Operations in GraftonThe chief executive of a southern Illinois Asian carp processing plant says the facility has ceased operations ahead of a 30-day deadline to stop emitting rotten odors or shut down.
Towns Hopeful Worst of Flood is Behind ThemOfficials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic that they'll soon emerge from this year's flood with relatively minor damage.
Flooding Shuts Down Highway 100 in GraftonThe Illinois Department of Transportation have closed down 100 and set up a detour involving Route 3, Highway 109, and Highway 16.
Grafton Mayor: Flooding Not an IssueTom Thompson, the mayor of Grafton, says his city is open for business, despite flooding along the Mississippi River.
Illinois Hands Out Museum GrantsThe Grafton Visitors Center in Jersey County is the only recipient in this region.
Grafton Ferry Relaunches After Three YearsAfter being docked for about three years, the Grafton Ferry is expected to return to the water on Friday.
Coast Guard Searching Mississippi for Missing WomanAuthorities are continuing their search this evening for a woman who reportedly fell off the Golden Eagle Ferry into the Mississippi River near Grafton around 4 this afternoon.
Mississippi River Crests in Midwest As More Rain LoomsThe National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton further north.
Mississippi River Towns Brace for Major FloodingForecasts call for the river to crest Tuesday at 34.5 feet, nearly four feet higher than April's crest, but lower than earlier predictions.
Flooding Forces Road Closures In IllinoisRoads in Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, and Randolph Counties affected.