5:21 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Talking with an Illinois storm chaser

Tornado season starts in March. On average, 35 tornados touch down in Illinois each year.   Jeffrey Frame is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois.  He says that makes Illinois one of the better places for chasing storms.  

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State News
8:59 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Volunteers turn out for Gifford recovery

The cleanup of tornado damage in the Central Illinois community of Gifford is bringing out more than the volunteer efforts of the Red Cross and United Way.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:48 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Tornadoes Level Homes Across Tri-County Area

Tornado aftermath in Trails Edge subdivision, Washington.
Alex Rusciano

Heavy storms and at least one tornado ripped through Central Illinois Sunday morning. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the storms devastated parts of Washington.


 Hundreds of people picked through the rubble of what remained of their homes in the town of about 15-thousand.  The tornado destroyed entire blocks of homes.  Resident Susan Newton lives next door to the Trails Edge neighborhood that was heavily damaged.  She says the tornado demolished most of her street while she was at church


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