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Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Appeal For Disaster Aid For Tornado Victims

Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation say they’re disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for disaster assistance.

03/21/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Congressman: FEMA ‘Got Everything Wrong’ In Denying Tornado Aid

A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)(Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Durbin Confident FEMA Will Grant Relief For Tornado Damage

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.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn To Challenge FEMA Denial Of Tornado Relief Aid

Gov. Pat Quinn says he will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of assistance to homeowners affected by the southern Illinois tornado.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Quinn, Senators Furious After FEMA Denies Tornado Aid

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.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

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Illinois Holds Statewide Tornado Drill

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.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)(Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Tornado Relief: Discount Tire Begins Aid Campaign For Southern Illinois

In the wake of the destruction left by a massive tornado in downstate Harrisburg, residents in southern Illinois are in desperate need of relief.

03/02/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)(Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Harrisburg Residents Begin Process Of Healing After Tornado

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.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

A resident picks through debris after a tornado touched down  in Harrisburg, Illinois. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Six People Dead In Powerful Tornado Downstate

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.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

‘Incredible’ Amount Of Rain Falls; Area Deals With Storm

It’s officially the rainiest day since they began keeping records in 1871, according to the National Weather Service.

07/23/2011

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Downers Grove Officials Change Warning Siren Policy After Tornado

Minutes count when a tornado is approaching, and that is where sirens can save lives.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Work Still Remains After Mount Prospect Tornado

Clean-up crews have made a big dent in removing the downed trees, limbs and other debris left behind by last week’s tornado in northwest suburban Mt. Prospect, but work still needs to be done.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Efforts Continue After Mount Prospect Tornado

Cleanup efforts from the tornado last week continue Monday in Mount Prospect, as the village begins debris removal.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

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South Suburbs Clean Up After Tornadic Storm

Neighbors are cleaning up a day after strong storms prompted a tornado warning and produced a funnel cloud south of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Lightning Storm (File photo credit MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Funnel Cloud Spotted In Calumet City

A tornado spotted near south suburban Calumet City has prompted a tornado warning for Cook County and northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

For Dogs Sake

Church Group Sends ‘Comfort Dogs’ To Tornado-Ravaged Joplin, Mo.

The Addison-based Lutheran Church Charities is using “comfort dogs” to help stressed people in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo.

WBBM Newsradio–06/01/2011

Jordan Aubey's car was damaged by the tornado. (Eryn Fenske)

Former Winfield Resident Describes Terror Of Joplin Tornado

A former Winfield resident is among the lucky survivors of the deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

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More Rain Swamps Chicago Area After Severe Storms

More showers and thunderstorms soaked Chicago on Thursday, prompting more flood advisories and warnings.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

Workers & volunteers sift through rubble after a tornado hit in St. Anne, Illinois.  (Credit: CBS)

Tornadoes Rip Through Kankakee County

Clean up crews were hard at work clearing away debris and salvaging whatever property they could in St. Anne.

CBS 2–05/25/2011

A possible tornado hit the Indiana town of Rensselaer on Sunday. (CBS)

Severe Storms Pound Chicago, Northwest Indiana

At least one person was hurt in the severe storms that ripped through portions of the Chicago area Sunday. Hail fell in several suburbs, while a possible tornado in northwest Indiana destroyed a building and toppled power lines.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

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