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.
Some players from the Chicago Bears are spending part of the day visiting with and helping people affected by the big storms this week.
Officials acknowledge initial damage assessments underestimated extent of devastation from Sunday’s tornado.
Gov. Pat Quinn gave President Obama an update on the damage, relief efforts and emergency response.
At least two tornadoes that raked Illinois on Sunday were rated EF-4, which is extremely rare for our area–especially this late in the season.
The tornado that leveled the town of Washington contained winds between 170 and 190 miles per hour.
Officials continued to assess the damage across the state after a 300-mile long swath of violent storms exploded across Illinois on Sunday, leveling scores of neighborhoods, killing at least six people and injuring many others.
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.
Debris from someone’s life landed at April Gerstung’s residence near Morris, hours after a devastating tornado flattened parts of Washington in central Illinois.
More than 230 flights at O’Hare International Airport were cancelled after a storm passed through late Sunday morning.
At least six people have been killed by tornadoes that struck different regions in Illinois Sunday, including one death reported in the central Illinois town of Washington.
A fast-moving storm brought heavy rains and high winds, leaving nearly 56,000 customers without power in the Chicago area.
The victim in Washington is a 51-year-old man, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency tells CBS 2.
Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are back in the city this morning with 79 homeless dogs and cats that survived the tornadoes in Oklahoma last month.