In addition to more than 1,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged by the Nov. 17 twister in Washington, about 1,000 trees were ripped out.
Gov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine visits with Mark Kirk in Washington and asks: How’s it going?
At least four other MLB clubs have their eyes on Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.
The Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
When a powerful tornado ripped through downstate Washington in November, Joe Ranallo set out to raise $10,000 as part of a class project to help provide some measure of relief to the victims – a goal he surpassed, and then some.
Crews were out Christmas Eve, and they were back at it the day after Christmas, clearing away debris from the tornado almost six weeks ago.
Bears fans have come to know their first-year coach is one who is willing to take risks.
A group of students in downstate Washington have created a set of “Washington Strong” wristbands, as part of an effort to support survivors of last month’s tornado.
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.
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.
A dog missing since the tornado tore through downstate Washington more than a week ago has been re-united with his owner, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.