The National Weather Service has urged the public to stay safe in the excessive heat.
The Bucky's gas station clerk in Naperville, Illinois, questioned if the women were American citizens as they tried to buy items.
President Donald Trump's son Eric was spat on during an incident at a cocktail bar in Chicago, after which a woman was arrested by the Secret Service.
Flood stages have already been breached
The violent incident in Peru, Illinois, was caught on video by a witness and shared to Facebook by the 82-year-old victims' daughter.
The vast Mississippi River—the second longest river in North America—swirls through a number of U.S. states and has been swelling in recent weeks. That may continue, experts say.
"We want you to know it's not us," WICS-TV meteorologist Joe Crain told viewers in a Wednesday weather segment, complaining about the Sinclair station's Code Red alerts.
Madison County, Illinois, has called on the National Guard to assist due to flooding levels not seen since 1993.
"To the people in Missouri and Alabama and Georgia and Kentucky and Mississippi and Ohio, I say, not on my watch," Illinois Representative Kelly Cassidy said.
"One or more tornadoes" took down trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least 12 people.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL), an Air Foce veteran, called out President Donald Trump on Sunday for siding with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in attacking Democratic 2020 candidate Joe Biden.
Memorial Day Weekend is set to be sunny for Texas, Oklahoma, Washington D.C., but Chicago will get rain.
"Strong to severe storms will be possible today," the National Weather Service (NWS) has warned.
David Heyen was elected to oversee the Board of Trustees at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois.
The child's umbilical cord was still attached and he was found wrapped in a towel and placed in a shopping bag, officials said.
The 26-year-old was accused of convincing victims as young as 14 to send him sexually explicit material.
Illinois Republicans proposed the legislation, which is likely to incite ongoing infighting between urban and rural populations rather than create a 51st state.
Brooke Jones-Story is the second state trooper to be killed on the side of the road by an erratic driver this year.
"It looked very painful. I can see hair follicles of her hair."
Plant scientists can now use the species to create new bioenergy crops to withstand temperature extremes.
The 13-year-old was last seen wearing black pants with grey stripes.
Dave Toliver faces a felony charge of criminal damage to property.
"People who are having mental health issues will often post on their social media pages that they're about to hurt themselves or others."
The girl built the fort while her family attended services at a nearby church.