Diamond, Ill. Rebuilds One Year After Devastating TornadoToday, the town of Diamond, Illinois, 60 miles southwest of Chicago, looks like an idyllic community with new homes, green lawns and swimming pools, but it looked anything but nice one year ago.
State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado DamageGov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.
Watch: Tornado Blows House Away In An InstantSurveillance video outside a store in Diamond, Ill. shows a tornado blowing a house away in an instant.
Rain Might Slow Cleanup In Tornado-Ravaged WashingtonAs survivors sift through the debris from at least 1,000 damaged and destroyed homes, they’re also finding bright spots and good reason to look to the future.
Cleanup, Heartbreak In Wake Of Killer Tornadoes The sounds of residents and volunteers trying to pick up the pieces of lives shattered by a violent tornado filled this small Midwestern town, largely destroyed in moments by a horrific act of nature.
Washington Mayor: 1,000 Homes Damaged Or Destroyed By TornadoOfficials acknowledge initial damage assessments underestimated extent of devastation from Sunday's tornado.
Southwest Suburbs Battered By Storms, TornadoThe Chicago area was beset by a fast-moving storm Sunday that temporarily halted the Bears game at Soldier Field and downed power lines and trees.
$27,000 Diamond Stolen From Aurora Jewelry StoreAurora Police detectives are trying to crack a puzzling case. Call it the “mystery of the missing 27 thousand dollar diamond.” CBS2’s Mike Parker is also checking it out.
Coalition Of Mayors Calls For Stricter Gun Control LawsSpurred by the Newtown school shooting massacre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was leading a coalition of Chicago area mayors in a renewed drive for stronger gun control laws.
Huge Diamond Ring Lost At Water Tower Returned To OwnerPolice say a large diamond ring lost almost two weeks ago is now back with its owner: A Chicago woman who was shopping with her niece at Water Tower Place.
Coyote Attacks, Drags Woman's Dog In AuroraAn Aurora woman says it's hard for her to go outside right now, after her the dog was attacked by a coyote last Tuesday in the family's yard.