While the cleanup effort continues in tornado-ravaged community of Gifford, the Red Cross and United Way have seen more than 200 volunteers assist in that effort. But Tuesday's work also included about 100 high school students, who were impacted one way or another by the storm.
A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who's a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
An Urbana man is facing a reckless homicide charge for last month's death of a University of Illinois student who died when she was hit by a truck as she walked on the Urbana campus.
In an agreement settling many U.S. claims over its sale of troubled mortgages, JPMorgan Chase will pay a record $13 billion, in a deal announced by the Justice Department Tuesday.
Officials at the University of Illinois Urbana campus are gearing up for a completely smoke-free campus, starting Jan. 1.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is adding another six counties to the state's disaster declaration after strong weekend storms blew across the region.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is declaring seven Illinois counties as disaster areas after massive storms packing funnel clouds ripped through the state Sunday,
The American Red Cross and United Way of Champaign County have coordinated disaster recovery efforts in Gifford in the wake of the storm.
A line of storms moving through the country's midsection has already produced a few damaging tornadoes and The National Weather Service predicts that major severe weather could break out as the system moves east.
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.