winter weather Mild Winter Saves Cities Money By Emily Boyer • Jan 26, 2016 Screenshot of Weather.com More rain than snow means cities have not dipped too far into their road salt supplies or paid as many overtime hours for workers to run early morning snow plows. Power Out in West Central Illinois Following Monday's Winter Storm By Emily Boyer, T.J. Carson & Jason Parrott • Dec 29, 2015 Screen capture from Ameren Illinois' website UPDATE: Ameren Illinois has restored power to many customers in west central Illinois as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. Still about 1,000 residents of Knox County and 500 people in Warren County still do not have power. Deciding Whether to Cancel School By Rich Egger • Jan 28, 2014 flickr To hold classes or not hold classes. That is the difficult decision school districts around the region have faced numerous times already this year due to the bitterly cold and snowy conditions. Winter Storm Stalls Amtrak Trains By Jonathan Ahl • Jan 7, 2014 Rich Egger During winter weather, it’s common for flights to be canceled and roads to be closed. Usually the trains still run without incident. Climbing Out of the Deep Freeze By Rich Egger • Jan 6, 2014 It’s been frigid since an arctic cold front surged through the region over the weekend. But we won’t remain in the deep freeze for long. Travel Still Dangerous By Sean Crawford • Jan 6, 2014 Rich Egger The snowstorm that dumped several inches on Illinois has moved out of the state. But high winds and extremely cold temperatures are causing conditions to remain dangerous.