Washington is just starting to rebuild. Much of the central Illinois town was wiped away by a half-mile wide tornado last November. In all, 1,108 homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable — a huge share of the housing stock in a city of 15,000.
Rich and Holly Brandt are a married couple in the Champaign County town of St. Joseph. Both were diagnosed with a mental illness. They dedicate their lives to raising awareness, and they refuse to give in to stigma or labels.
The Alma Mater, the iconic statue outside Altgeld Hall, and the backdrop for countless graduation day photos, will be returning to her pedestal Wednesday after a lengthy absence to be restored.
If you travel to the Champaign County town of Gifford, you will still find destroyed homes and trees snapped like twigs by a tornado last November. After a long, bitter winter, people are working to put the community back together.
The tornado-damaged central Illinois village of Gifford is getting more than 200 new trees.
This weekend, the Coles County city of Charleston will be commemorating a riot that happened at the court house and town square March 28, 1864...150 years ago...between Union troops and Southern sympathizers.
Four months after a powerful tornado ripped through the Champaign County town of Gifford, the community is getting help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replace its water plant and water tower
Champaign High School students recently released a video countering negative images of young African-American males in the media.
"How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? A lot." The New Yorker has posted a long piece based on six interviews with Peter Lanza, whose son Adam killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.
Macon County Clerk Steve Bean expects to make a decision early next week about whether to issue same-sex marriage licenses before Illinois' new gay marriage law starts June 1.