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St. Louis Union Station

Union Station Owner Looks To Revitalize The Historic Landmark

Union Station owner has big plans to return the train station to glory.


Mature corn (Zea mays) in Illinois fields stretch to the horizon on both sides of a rural, dirt road. Illinois is the country's second largest grower of corn, trailing only Iowa in total production. (Getty Images Bruce Leighty)

Illinois Farmers Feel The Mississippi River Pinch

The capacity of barges and the number of barges in tow are down, cutting tonnage by 45 percent, while the cost of fuel, personnel and time is the same.


METROPOLIS, IL - APRIL 27:  A boat carries passengers to Harrah's Casino, which was closed due to flooding, April 27, 2011 along the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. Severe storms have caused rivers and streams to rise in parts of southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Ohio River Expected to Crest Tuesday

The river level reached 60.58 feet Monday, a record high.



Durbin Tours Southern Illinois Flood Areas

Durbin says the flood wall protecting Cairo is holding, but several earthen levees are showing seepage elsewhere.