A lot can change in a year; the central Illinois town that literally was torn to pieces by a powerful tornado was seeing new life Monday, one year to the day after that devastating storm.
Seven months after a rare November tornado tore through downstate Washington, destroying or damaging more than 1,100 homes and claiming three lives, residents have taken some significant steps to rebuilding their town.
With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.
Bridges carrying both north and southbound lanes of I-57 over the riverwill be replaced by December 2015.
Crews were out Christmas Eve, and they were back at it the day after Christmas, clearing away debris from the tornado almost six weeks ago.
In the last nine days, residents of downstate Washington have faced challenges they never imagined, in the wake of a devastating tornado.
Washington Ald. Tyler Gee said the weather means real reconstruction will be delayed for hundreds of families.
After innumerable other moments in recent years when you’d think, and perhaps you openly hoped, an exit for the most confounding ballplayer in town was forthcoming, it finally goes down like this.
More than 100 concrete trucks will form a caravan to the intersection of Randolph Street and Wacker Drive to rebuild the pavement today.
A stalled plan to rebuild the historic Pilgrim Baptist Church is getting new life.