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A box that contained a love letter that  Kimberley Pierman says was written by her husband. The box was lost following the tornado in Washington. (Credit:  Found items from the Washington Illinois and Diamond Illinois Tornadoes Facebook.)

Woman Finds Husband’s Love Letter Following WBBM Story On Lost Items From Washington Tornado

An update on a story WBBM reported this morning – about possessions that were lost in the tornado a year ago.

11/17/2014

A concrete slab was all that remained of the Brownfield family home after a huge tornado ripped through Washington, Illinois, on Nov. 17, 2013. A year later, they're ready to move into a new two-story home, one of at least 160 families who have new homes since the storm hit. In all, more than 1,100 homes were destroyed or seriously damaged by the twister. (Credit: CBS)

One Year Later: Rebuilding Continues In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

A lot can change in a year; the central Illinois town that literally was torn to pieces by a powerful tornado was seeing new life Monday, one year to the day after that devastating storm.

11/17/2014

A box that contained a love letter that  Kimberley Pierman says was written by her husband. The box was lost following the tornado in Washington. (Credit:  Found items from the Washington Illinois and Diamond Illinois Tornadoes Facebook.)

One Year Later, Chicago-Area Woman Continues Work To Reunite People With Items Lost In Washington Tornado

It was a year ago tomorrow when a tornado devastated the town of Washington, Illinois and a woman who’d never heard of the town before the tornado has devoted this year to helping reunite people with their lost possessions.

11/16/2014

IOC president Thomas Bach. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Wanted: Cities Interested In Hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

The IOC might make its strict requirements more lenient after no one seems to want to host the 2022 Winter Games.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Lunt’s Slow Starts Can’t Follow Illini To Seattle

Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

49ers defensive back Eric Reid tackles Cowboys receiver Dwayne Harris. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Harris: Don’t Overthink It Early In Fantasy Football Season

Don’t get cute with lineup decisions early in the year; let the trends evolve.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns drops back to pass during a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.

Manziel Fined $12K For Middle Finger Flip

“I should have been smarter,” Johnny Manziel says.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Mike Ditka. (Vincent Laforet/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Ditka On Redskins’ Nickname: ‘What’s All The Stink?’

“We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world,” Mike Ditka says.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Browns Name Hoyer Starting QB Over Manziel

Both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel played poorly in Monday’s preseason game.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Harris: Draft With Tiers To Avoid Tears

Check out a handy chart that shows when to go for value and potential over need.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Phil Simms. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Phil Simms Considers Not Using ‘Redskins’ On TV

“My very first thought is it will be ‘Washington’ the whole game,” Simms says.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Patrick Kane celebrates with teammates. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Blackhawks To Play On National TV 20 Times Next Season

Chicago will be shown nationally more than any other team.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Times Announced For First Two Illinois Football Games

Get ready for early starts with a pair of 11 a.m. kickoffs to open the season.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2014

LeBron James. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)

What If Every Star Went Home Like LeBron? Wiz, Bulls Would Be Really Good

This is an intriguing hypothetical exercise.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Teammates Marvel At Samardzija’s Focus

Boston, Washington, Baltimore and Toronto evaluated Jeff Samardzija on Monday evening.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rebuilding From Devastating Tornado Is ‘The New Sound’ In Washington

Seven months after a rare November tornado tore through downstate Washington, destroying or damaging more than 1,100 homes and claiming three lives, residents have taken some significant steps to rebuilding their town.

06/10/2014

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. (Getty Images)

50 Senators Sign Letter Urging NFL To Change Redskins Name

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has repeatedly stated the nickname isn’t changing.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Jeremy Janssen of Mackinaw Fire Department walks through debris along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Six Months After Tornado, Washington Partly Rebuilt

The central Illinois town has made some progress, but the road to rebuild the town is still a long process. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/16/2014

Bulls forward Taj Gibson. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Game 5 Preview: Wizards-Bulls

Trailing 3-1 to Washington, Chicago fights to keep its season alive tonight at the United Center.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2014

Seattle Seahawks fans. (Getty Images)

49ers Fan Suing Seahawks, NFL For $50M Over Selective Ticket Sales

A man in Nevada was upset he was prevented from purchasing a ticket to the NFL Championship game.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

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