A home destroyed by the November 2013 tornado in Gifford.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
November 17, 2014

Gifford Recovers in 2014, Looks Ahead

Monday marks a year since a half-mile wide tornado tore through the Champaign County town of Gifford. But a visit today to the community of 1,000 shows many signs of resilience.


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November 07, 2014

US Employers Add 214K Jobs, Rate Falls To 5.8 Percent

Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government says employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.


November 04, 2014

Champaign Unit Four Voters Defeat Bond Referendum

Champaign Public Schools will have to try again for the money to build a new high school and renovate an existing one. The referendum for a $149 million-dollar bond sale failed last night — 52 percent voting no and 47 percent voting yes.


November 03, 2014

Flash Index Shows “Slow But Steady” Growth For IL Economy

The U of I Flash Index pegged the Illinois economy at 106-point-6 for October, up two-tenths of a point from September. Any reading above 100 indicates economic growth, and the October Flash Index reading is the highest one since last March.


Cronus Chemicals CEO Erzin Atac discusses its new fertilizer plan in Tuscola
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
October 29, 2014

Cronus Makes Tuscola Plant Official

State and local economic officials Wednesday announced the construction of the $1.4 billion Cronus Chemicals fertilizer plant west of Tuscola.


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