Washington, MO, Gears Up for Eclipse

WASHINGTON, MO (KTRS) The rural Missouri town of Washington is gearing up for the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. Washington is hosting a three day festival to celebrate this rare event. Tessie Steffens, a project assistant for the town’s Chamber of Commerce, says thousands of visitors are expected to attend this celebration. The festivities are set…

Illinois Prepares For Total Solar Eclipse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois Department of Transportation officials say efforts are underway to make sure traffic keeps moving and roadways are safe during the upcoming solar eclipse. The Carbondale area in southern Illinois is in the path of a total eclipse on Aug. 21. The rest of Illinois will see a partial eclipse. IDOT…