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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - November 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

After Tornado, Rebuild In Washington Is Steady, But Slow

By Alex Rusciano


(Duration: 2:48)

Families continue to move back into Washington, Illinois a year after an EF4 tornado damaged or destroyed more than 1,100 homes. The majority of destroyed properties are getting rebuilt. And the surge of new construction coupled with returning residents has the city on track to be bigger and potentially better.

Categories: Community

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Gifford Recovers in 2014, Looks Ahead

by Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 4:08)

A home destroyed by the November 2013 tornado in Gifford.

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.

Categories: Economics, Government

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Eureka Woman Convicted Of Looting After Tornado

By The Associated Press

A central Illinois woman has been convicted of felony looting after she collected items from the yard of a retired couple whose Washington home was destroyed by a tornado.  


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