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Mississippi River breaks through Illinois levee

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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 4:03 pm | Updated: 9:12 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

GULFPORT, Ill. - The rising Mississippi River broke through a levee Tuesday, forcing authorities to rescue about a half-dozen people by helicopter, boat and four-wheeler as floodwaters moved south into Illinois and Missouri.

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