Gov. Bruce Rauner joined local officials in Naplate Wednesday to survey the damage of deadly tornadoes that ripped through the state of Illinois.
Rob Stafford announced Wednesday he will undergo a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy to fight a rare blood disorder he recently was diagnosed with.
At least three people were confirmed dead, including two Illinois residents, after tornadoes swept across the Midwest Tuesday night.
President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health care, taxes and more. In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Trump said largely what GOP leaders were hoping to hear Tuesday night, staying on-message and talking in optimistic tones, even weighing in at one point to settle a brewing dispute over how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday morning that Trump showed Congress and the nation his "broad shoulders, big heart, reaching out, focusing on the future." Pence spoke on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Aerial footage shows the destruction left in Perryville, Missouri, after Tuesday night's deadly tornadoes swept across Illinois and several areas in the upper Midwest. One person was killed during the severe weather in Missouri, with an additional two confirmed dead in Illinois. Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated this footage showed LaSalle County in Illinois. It actually captures storm damage left behind in Missouri, roughly 300 miles south.