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.


Ann-Marie Stimphson and Wes Kocher of Champaign plant a tree on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Gifford, Ill.
(Sean Powers/WILL)
April 05, 2014

New Trees in Gifford Help Rebuild Community

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.


March 19, 2014

Johnson County Voters Reject Fracking Ban

Voters in southern Illinois' Johnson County have rejected a ballot referendum that could have prompted the county's governing board to restrict a form of oil drilling.


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