Kane Co. Chronicle
Elburn Lions send $10K donation to Gifford tornado recovery
Elburn Lions Club member Chris Halsey, the vice-governor for District 1-J of the Lions Club, encountered this house on a recent trip to Gifford, an area of Illinois that was hit hard by tornadoes last year.
Windmills driving landvalues up
While some people don't care much for the windmills dotting the rural countryside, members of the Gifford school board likely aren't among them.
Volunteers plant trees in tornado-ravaged Gifford
Volunteers, from left, Jane Solon, of Champaign West Rotary, Charlie Marsh, of Urbana, Andy Sievers, of the Mahomet Lions Club, use a bit of teamwork to plant a tree in the central part of Gifford to plant about 235 trees as part of a rebuilding effort in areas heavily affected by last fall's tornado.
St. Olaf students spend spring break helping with tornado cleanup
St. Olaf College students who are spending this week helping Illinois communities clean up after a devastating tornado tell the local CBS affiliate that it's a rewarding way to spend spring break.
Putting down roots
The trees are being delivered, the heavy equipment has been arranged, the crews have their assignments and all systems are a go - almost - for Saturday's mass tree-planting in tornado-raked Gifford.
More than 200 trees on tap for Gifford
With many of its old trees gone and those remaining appearing skeletal, tornado-damaged Gifford could use a little facelift.