storm damage

Coal City residents continue tornado cleanup

Jul 23, 2015
Yolanda Perdomo / WBEZ

One month ago today, residents of Coal City, IL started cleaning up after powerful storms. The village is about an hour south of Chicago. It was hit by tornadoes and severe weather. Glenn Root says the tarps on his roof aren’t enough to keep the damage at bay.

Chicago Bears Volunteer in Wasington IL

Jun 6, 2014

  About twenty members of the Chicago Bears rookie class and the Chairman of the team are working in Washington today. The team members and nearly a hundred other staff and Bears business partners were part of a special flag raising in the City Square. Washington Mayor Gary Manier says the flag they raised flew in Soldiers Field November 17th: 

Alex Rusciano



A train derailment in northern Peoria County left more than 40 rail cars off the tracks but no injuries. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train was heading west near the community of Laura, Illinois. The incident came as severe thunderstorms moved through the area. Andy Williams is a spokesman with BNSF. He says no roadways were blocked by the train, and crews are working to clear the two rail lines: