Damage from a tornado that struck Gifford, Ill. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

(Sean Powers/WILL)

November 18, 2013 - News Local/State

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


The House votes Friday on a bill submitted by GOP Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, shown with Speaker John Boehner, that seeks to ensure Americans can keep their existing insurance plans even if those policies don't meet standards in the Affordable

(Charles Dharapak/AP)

November 15, 2013 - News Local/State

House Approves ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ Legislation

The House has approved a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow insurance companies to continue offering policies that would be canceled because they don't meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act.


Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

(Ed Andrieski/AP)

November 15, 2013 - News Local/State

Court To Hear Arguments On Blagojevich Appeal

An appeals court says it will hear arguments next month on granting a new trial to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  


November 15, 2013 - News Local/State

EIU Trustees Vote To Hold Tuition Steady

Trustees at Eastern Illinois University have voted not to raise tuition or room-and-board rates for the 2014-15 school year.


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