When I think about the biggest climate disasters, coastal areas that have been devastated by hurricanes come to mind, but did you know that it's Missouri and Illinois that rank above almost all other states when it comes to catastrophic (and costly) weather events?
St. Louis has had the reputation (deservedly so in most cases) of being known as the "murder capital" of the United States. Based on some new stats, there's a place in Illinois that rivals it with double the homicide rate.
I'm a big believer that drivers of 4-wheeled vehicles need to be more watchful for motorcycles. In turn, it appears there's one Illinois motorcyclist who needs to be a little more careful when trying to merge as a new video shows him speeding by a car, regretting it, but fortunately surviving.