Those fighting floods in several communities along the Mississippi River were mostly successful today despite the onslaught of water, but an ominous forecast and the growing accumulation of snow in the upper Midwest tempered any feelings of victory.
In the Heartland, Dutchtown City Alderman Shirley Moss said the city is in desperate need of volunteer sandbaggers. You can click here for more information.
Melissa Youngblood is scheduled for a sentence hearing Monday afternoon at the Shannon County Courthouse. Youngblood was found guilty on two counts of murder in February.
Hundreds of people came out to the 25th annual Multiple Sclerosis walk in Cape Girardeau this afternoon. The Cape Girardeau walk and Carbondale walk raised a combined amount of over $75,000.
In national news, the city of Boston held religious services today, the first Sunday after the blasts. Four glowing white pillar candles illuminated photographs of each of the people lost in bombing –connected violence in the area.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging Illinoisans who want to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to do some research before they donate. She warned donors should be on the lookout for fundraising scams.