May 02, 2014

U Of I To Help PCB Landfill Opponents Find Alternatives

Officials in east-central Illinois have been trying to block a proposal to store hazardous PCB’s at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County for the last few years. Now, they hope to offer a different way of getting rid of the once-common chemical, which has been linked to cancer.


Travel trailers and motor homes were piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., on Sunday after tornadoes carved through the central and southern U.S.
(Danny Johnston/AP)
April 28, 2014

Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma

Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.


April 25, 2014

2 Danville Dams Due To Come Down By Next Year

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a pair of dams where people have drowned in the eastern Illinois town of Danville will come down by the end of next year.


Washington, Ill., is full of both optimistic signs and lots of construction crews as the town rebuilds after a half-mile-wide tornado devastated the area last November.
(Alan Greenblatt/NPR)
April 23, 2014

In Illinois, A Town That’s Half-Destroyed But Filled With Hope

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.


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