Flu Reports Down in Illinois After Warm DecemberData shows that from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, there were 49 flu-related intensive care unit admissions and two outbreaks. During roughly the same time last year, there were 323 ICU admissions and 70 outbreaks statewide.
District: Lack of Coats Often Keeps Kids Home from SchoolThe arrival of bitter cold can means more kids staying home from school, simply because they don't have a coat to keep them warm.
Five Injured in St. Mary House FireThree children, two adults flown to St. Louis with smoke inhalation.
Illinois Winter is 6th Warmest on RecordThe average temperature in January for the state was 31.4 degrees.