Brandon Quiroz was supposed to graduate from high school on Saturday, but now he’s not sure if there’s a ceremony.
A suburban church with a team of four-legged ministers has been dispatched to Oklahoma to help victims of this week’s tornado disaster.
The mayor of an Illinois town that suffered from a killer tornado nine years ago, has a warning for those in Moore, Okla.: They’ll see both the best and the worst of human nature as they struggle to pick up the pieces.
In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.
A south suburban man whose hobby is chasing storms was in Moore, Okla., on Monday when a massive tornado devastated the town, killing at least 24 people.
“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has begun mobilizing to help with the relief effort in Oklahoma, after a devastating tornado killed dozens of people.
It has been the biggest drill the department has done in years.
Video of truck trailers flying through the air in North Texas underscore National Weather Service reminders that when they suggest taking cover from tornadoes, they’re very serious.
With Federal Emergency Management Agency officials twice denying aid, Gov. Pat Quinn says the State of Illinois is moving to assist Southern Illinois communities devastated by tornadoes last month.
Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation say they’re disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for disaster assistance.
A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said Wednesday he’s confident that federal officials will reverse their denial of federal disaster relief funds to five tornado-ravaged counties in southern Illinois.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of assistance to homeowners affected by the southern Illinois tornado.
Both U.S. Senators from Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn, are unhappy with the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to Southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes.
Less than a week after a tornado killed six people in downstate Harrisburg, the State of Illinois is holding a drill in every county Tuesday morning.
In the wake of the destruction left by a massive tornado in downstate Harrisburg, residents in southern Illinois are in desperate need of relief.
Residents of Harrisburg, Ill., are now trying to come to grips with the devastation of a massive EF-4 tornado that struck on Wednesday morning and killed six people.
Six downstate residents were killed, and more than 100 others were injured, in a powerful storm with an EF4 tornado slammed southern Illinois early Wednesday.
It’s officially the rainiest day since they began keeping records in 1871, according to the National Weather Service.
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