Tornado Coverage
12:25 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Volunteers help Washington residents devastated by storms

Bloomington residents Cindal Price, left, and Kayla Patton brought clothes from home and helped hand out items at the Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington.

Volunteers and first responders helped residents recover from yesterday’s devastating storms in Central Illinois. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on some of the efforts:
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5:15 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

New Law Establishes Legal Protection for Homeless

People who are homeless are getting new legal protections under a law signed today by Governor Pat Quinn. I-P-R's Amanda Vinicky reports.

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11:12 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Homeless student number jumps in District 150

The number of reported homeless students in District 150 jumped 50-percent compared to last academic year.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:   

 District 150 gets federal and state funding to support the number of students without a regular residence.  422 students were counted as homeless last school year.  That number jumped to 635 this year.  York Powers is the District 150 Family and Community coordinator.  He says the increase is partly the result of the economy:
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