A powerful tornado ripped through southwest suburban Coal City on Monday, leaving massive path of destruction in its path. Residents have been picking up the pieces ever since, and on Friday they were getting much needed help.
It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.
With lots of cleanup ahead in Coal City, after Monday night’s tornado, a special volunteer effort has been planned for Friday.
DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.
This weekend marks one month since a deadly tornado devastated the small town of Fairdale, and while cleanup efforts continue, most volunteers who showed up in the wake of the storm have moved on.
Leaders of Chicago’s Nepalese community are mobilizing to send help back to their homeland, after more than 3,500 people died in a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.
A week after a deadly tornado devastated the small town of Fairdale, there already have been signs of major progress, but lots more work is needed as survivors recover from the storm.
For nearly a week now, WBBM Newsradio traffic reporter Kris Habermehl has been in the tornado zone near Rockford, serving as a volunteer firefighter.
Neighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday’s devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.
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.
Grammy-winners Chicago will play a free benefit concert later this month to raise money for tornado recovery efforts in Illinois.
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.
Washington Ald. Tyler Gee said the weather means real reconstruction will be delayed for hundreds of families.