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Disaster recovery workshops offered in Ill. towns
Workshops in two Illinois communities hit by tornados last fall will help community leaders learn how to lead recovery efforts.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Willow Pond upgrades will be well above par
Kipp Bates has been through golf course renovations before, and he predicts the changes in the works at Rantoul's Willow Pond are going to be "magnificent."
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Gifford hoping for share of state tornado relief fund
Officials in Gifford are hoping to get a share of the $45 million relief fund for tornado-ravaged communities that has been assembled by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Tornado drill has extra meaning in Gifford
Teresa McClain advised her class of 20 fourth-graders at the Gifford Grade School to stay away from doors and windows, "to be very, very, very quiet" and to sit cross-legged, facing the thick, block walls in the basement of the big, sturdy schoolhouse.
U of I architecture school could design new homes in Gifford
Professor Mark Taylor and his students at the U of I School of Architecture came up with four floor plans that could be used by Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes in the village.
Top of the Morning, March 4, 2014
President John Calderon announced at a luncheon that the club's spring project will be to plant up to 350 trees in the tornado-ravaged village, Partnering with the Champaign County Farm Bureau, volunteers representing rotary clubs in Champaign, Rantoul and Piatt County will go to work in early April.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Gifford grain elevator to be rebuilt
Addressing the Rantoul Rotary Club and the annual Farmers Day Meeting earlier this month, Premier Co-op Regional Manager Dave Kieffer said the cooperative there has been closed since the Nov. 17 tornado.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Expert: Wedding businesses may need to revise practices
Rob McKinney, left, and Tyler Leasher get into position to exchange their wedding vows, which they have written, as the Rev.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
R-4 (Best Series or Documentary Program): Gifford torando
This entry consists of portions of several reports on an EF-3 tornado that hit Gifford, Illinois, on November 17th.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Weather keeping Gifford residents rattled
Three months after a tornado ripped through the northeastern Champaign County village of Gifford, piles of snow stand throughout town, there's a boil order at the water plant and a community support group was unable to meet Monday because of another winter storm.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Best News Reporter: Michael Kiser
This entry consists of two reports from DWS reporter Michael Kiser. The portion of the entry from :00 to 1:25 is a story on an Illinois State Police trooper who saved the life of a University of Illinois student who was hit by a car on a snowy road.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Rantoul official helps Washington recover from tornado
A village of Rantoul official has played a prominent role in assisting the tornado-ravaged community of Washington, Ill., in its rebuilding efforts.