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CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado Damage

Gov. 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.

03/05/2014

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Watch: Tornado Blows House Away In An Instant

Surveillance video outside a store in Diamond, Ill. shows a tornado blowing a house away in an instant.

11/20/2013

Residents of Elgin Avenue sort through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rain Might Slow Cleanup In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

As 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.

11/20/2013

One of many cars destroyed in the tornado in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

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.

11/19/2013

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Washington Mayor: 1,000 Homes Damaged Or Destroyed By Tornado

Officials acknowledge initial damage assessments underestimated extent of devastation from Sunday’s tornado.

11/19/2013

Storm damage in Diamond, Ill. (Credit: Jeff Torino)

Southwest Suburbs Battered By Storms, Tornado

The 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.

11/17/2013

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$27,000 Diamond Stolen From Aurora Jewelry Store

Aurora 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.

02/13/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Coalition Of Mayors Calls For Stricter Gun Control Laws

Spurred 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.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2012

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Huge Diamond Ring Lost At Water Tower Returned To Owner

Police 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.

08/31/2012

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Coyote Attacks, Drags Woman’s Dog In Aurora

An 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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/16/2012