A fraud investigation in Herrin involves half a million dollars of social security money. Could you be affected? Todd Tumminia has been working on this story. Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for more.
Same sex couples will be able to walk down the aisle in Illinois as soon as June. The bill says churches or clergy don't have to allow gay weddings, but it's not as clear for the wedding-related businesses who object on religious grounds. Allison Twaits talked to some local business owners today that say it's important to keep their personal beliefs and their work separate. Hear more from them; tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.
No parent wants to think about getting separated from their kids, especially at places like amusement parks and shopping malls. However, police say it's a good idea to be ready, just in case. A new product called Safety Tattoos makes being prepared for the worst easy for parents and fun for kids.
The National Weather Service confirms the tornado that ripped through Scott County was an EF3. It landed 3.5 miles northwest of Vanduser to 4.5 miles northeast of Blodgett at 1:07 p.m.
Hundreds of volunteers answered the call to help for the town of Brookport today. For the first time since the deadly storm destroyed homes and lives, people outside the community were allowed in to help clean up what's left. Mollie Lair was there; you can click here for the story.
For more on our Brookport, Ill. and Scott County, Mo. storm coverage, you can visit our Road to Recovery: Complete Tornado Coverage page. It features all of our stories, video and a slideshow.
Missouri executed 63-year-old Joseph Paul Franklin early Wednesday morning. A judge put the execution on hold late Tuesday on grounds the lethal injection would violate the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. But the U.S. Supreme Court later overruled the judge. In 1996, Franklin was being held at the Marion Federal Prison. Carbondale attorney, Rebecca Whittington, sat down to interview the serial killer. Rachel Gartner sat down with Whittington today to talk about her experience meeting Franklin. If you missed it earlier, you can click here for the story.
If you're looking for a new workout, a new survey shows more and more people are choosing high-intensity interval training. Kadee Brosseau talked to some in the Heartland that use CrossFit to work out, and got trainer's tips on how to do these high-intensity workouts safely.
The St. Louis Cardinals have given a three-year contract extension to manager Mike Matheny, who has made deep postseason runs in both of his seasons. The team also announced today that pitcher Chris Carpenter has retired.
In national news, cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents today, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to regular people as early as spring of next year.