December 05, 2013

Boil Order Lifted In Gifford

The boil order has been lifted in the Champaign County town of Gifford, which sustained heavy tornado damage last month.


Damage from a tornado that struck Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
November 18, 2013

Tornado Batters Gifford, Minor Injuries

There were dozens of reported tornados on Sunday across the state, including two in Champaign County that hit at almost the same time. Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers arrived in Gifford just as the skies were clearing, and the cleanup was beginning. Listen to the audio by clicking the button on the left. A small album of photos can be found here


November 12, 2013

Tire Recycler Reopens Months After Fire

The owners of a Hoopeston-based tire-recycling facility that burned in a massive blaze during the summer have reopened in a nearby town.


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