Three Peoria men are in custody after investigators say they were looting a tornado-damaged home in the central Illinois community of Washington.
A group from the village of Lombard is heading southwest tomorrow morning – with loads of tools and supplies to help the people of Washington, Illinois, rebuild after the tornado, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Authorities say this week’s benefit concert for Illinois tornado victims has raised about $300,000 for relief efforts.
More than a dozen Chicago Bears headed to central Illinois to help with cleanup efforts in the tornado-ravaged community of Washington and meet with members of the community’s high school football team.
The town of Washington, Ill. is looking for help with the cleanup after a tornado devastated much of the town two weeks ago.
The latest victim is 82-year-old Rosamund Allison, who sustained injuries in the Nov. 17 tornado.
The Crossroads United Methodist Church near Peoria became a huge banquet hall, serving more than a thousand Thanksgiving meals to people whose last 10 days have been kind of a blur.
The announcement came one day after Gov. Pat Quinn submitted his request for tornado relief for the affected counties, where more than 1,000 homes remain uninhabitable.
In the last nine days, residents of downstate Washington have faced challenges they never imagined, in the wake of a devastating tornado.
The state is trying to prevent Illinois tornado victims from becoming victims of scam artist contractors.
Washington Ald. Tyler Gee said the weather means real reconstruction will be delayed for hundreds of families.
CBS 2′s Susanna Song reports one big donation is giving Washington residents a new spring in their steps.
Many residents in downstate Washington were getting their first chance to return to what’s left of their homes on Friday, five days after a violent tornado ripped much of the small town to shreds.
For the first time since the deadly tornadoes hit Illinois on Sunday, federal emergency management officials were on the ground in Washington on Thursday to survey the damage.
Federal officials will be meeting with state and local authorities in downstate Washington on Thursday to begin evaluating the damage caused to homes and businesses on Sunday, when tornadoes devastated the small town and other parts of central Illinois.
Surveillance video outside a store in Diamond, Ill. shows a tornado blowing a house away in an instant.
The weather service estimates winds of up to 135 miles an hour hit Manhattan and Frankfort. Three days after that terrible tornado those communities are beginning to bounce back.
Chicago Bears players and coaches will be wearing the gear of a different team this week, but it’s not what you think.
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.
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.