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Peoria Public Radio News
12:24 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Washington officials give update on tornado aftermath

Washington officials gave an update this morning for residents impacted by Sunday’s storms, and on the number of homes destroyed in the Tazewell County community. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano was there and has this report. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:02 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Peoria HBA warns of fraudulant contractors

As residents rebuild following the tornadoes that hit central Illinois, they are being warned of fake contractors looking to make a quick buck. The Home Builders Association of Greater Peoria is giving some tips for those impacted by the storms to avoid getting scammed. Lisa Scott is the Executive Director of the local association.    

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:23 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Department of Insurance officials in Washington

Washington residents impacted by Sunday’s tornado can get assistance with how to process insurance claims.

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State News
6:45 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Working to improve emergency response

For emergency management coordinators, the end of a storm is only the beginning. Illinois Public Radio's Rich Egger talked to a researchers who's working to improve their recovery efforts. 

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State News
6:27 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Gifford begins recovery process

Credit Sean Powers / WILL

In Gifford, in Champaign County, one resident Tuesday compared the destruction from Sunday's storms to a war zone.  Marc Schudel says he saw the tornado coming over a neighbor’s house and was half-way down the basement stairs when debris started flying. 

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State News
6:23 am
Tue November 19, 2013

150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Tuesday marks the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, an occasion observed at the start of the day at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:26 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Pekin's tornado recovery effort

 Nearly 200 homes were damaged or destroyed in the EF-2 tornado that hit Pekin Sunday.

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Storms
7:15 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Officials expand entry zone for some Washington residents

Washington residents who do not live near heavily-damaged areas can now make efforts to return to the city.  The town of about 15,000 was heavily damaged following Sunday’s tornados and storms.  Washington Police Chief Don Volk says the nighttime curfew will stay in place for the city:

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State News
7:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Webster challenges White for IL Sec. of State

Illinois' longtime secretary of state finally has at least one challenger in next year's election. Republican Mike Webster says he'll take on Democrat Jesse White.

White is seeking his fifth term as secretary of state. He's a formidable opponent -- winning each of his four elections by double-digit margins, and once carrying all of Illinois' 102 counties.

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Storms
6:50 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Quinn tours tornado damage in Washington

Governor Pat Quinn says the state will help tornado-ravaged communities across Illinois with "every asset we have."

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