feature http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gifford students back in class following tornado http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gifford-students-back-class-following-tornado <p></p><div>Students at Gifford Grade School returned to class Monday, a week after a tornado ripped through the Champaign County town. IPR’s Sean Powers was there as school officials tried to recapture some sense of normalcy.</div><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:04:45 +0000 Sean Powers 15448 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gifford students back in class following tornado Washington residents express frustration, hope http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-residents-express-frustration-hope <p>Hundreds of Washington residents packed the high school gym last night for a community meeting with local and state officials. It was the first time that residents could formally gather since Sunday’s tornado damaged or destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports residents left the meeting expressing both hope and frustration in the recovery efforts:</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 04:42:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15293 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington residents express frustration, hope