Recovery Efforts Continue After Thursday's TornadoNeighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday's devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.
Donations Pouring In To Aid Tornado VictimsVolunteers and donations continue to pour into Fairdale, days after much of it was destroyed by a tornado. WBBM's Nancy Harty spoke with a volunteer on the ground.
Residents Return To Fairdale Two Days After Tornado Ripped Through Town Residents of the town of Fairdale were escorted back to their homes Saturday, two days after an EF-4 tornado ripped through the town, killing two people.
Levity Amid The Rubble: Why Is This Man Attacking Dryer With A Shovel?After Thursday’s tornado and the devastation it brought, Emily Dickow wasn’t asking for much. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Tornado Survivor: 'I Knew I Didn't Have A Whole Lot Of Time'CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with Erin Johnson of Rochelle, whose home was ripped off its foundation Thursday.
Want To Help Tornado Victims? Stay Home And DonateAuthorities in the tornado zones in Rochelle and Fairdale have asked people wanting to help the victims not to get in their cars to make the trip, but do what they can from home instead.
Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster AreasAfter touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.
One Story Of Survival After Tornado: "Everything Is Gone" Dozens of families in two towns in north central Illinois were left sifting through the rubble, after tornadoes leveled their homes.
Disaster Relief Groups Offer Helping Hand To Tornado VictimsThe Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have set up shelters for victims, served hot meals to first responders, and provided other relief supplies as residents dig out, and begin the slow recovery process.
Storm Chaser Captures 90 Minutes Of Fury In Northern IllinoisFor nearly 90 minutes, Walker Ashley followed the violent storms that pulverized northern Illinois on Thursday evening.
Photos And Video Of Thursday's Tornadoes Near RockfordAt least one person was killed in Fairdale, Illinois, on Thursday, when a massive "wedge" tornado ripped through the tiny hamlet of 200 people. A second tornado also hit nearby Rochelle. No fatalities were reported there, but at 12 people were trapped in the basement of a restaurant when it was leveled.