Ohio River

A ceremonial ribbon cutting 30 years in the making is scheduled for late summer in southern Illinois.

The ceremony at Olmsted Locks and Dam near the confluence of the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers will take place on August 29th.

Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. 

Second Update: Authorities say one of three bodies found in Ohio River was shot in the back of the head. Daviess County Sheriff's Dept. says the body also had ligature marks around the neck.

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Illinois Dept. of Public Health

Visitors to the Ohio River in southern Illinois are being cautioned about potential toxins from blue-green algae.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Illinois congressmen are criticizing the long-delayed Olmsted lock and dam project.