tornado http://northernpublicradio.org en More State Money Coming For Tornado Relief http://northernpublicradio.org/post/more-state-money-coming-tornado-relief <p>More money is on the way for Illinois communities devastated by last fall's tornadoes. Officials are making available more than $11 million dollars of state relief. Governor Pat Quinn announced the city of Washington is getting the majority of those funds. The community will use the money to repair streets and sidewalks. It's part of an overall package to help local governments recoup some of the costs associated with storm cleanup. That’s after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied assistance.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:44:34 +0000 Denise Molina & WNIJ 50271 at http://northernpublicradio.org More State Money Coming For Tornado Relief Costs Climb For Central Illinois Tornado Clean-Up http://northernpublicradio.org/post/costs-climb-central-illinois-tornado-clean <p>Illinois faces sobering financial numbers as it recovers from last month’s devastating tornadoes.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:43:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 40039 at http://northernpublicradio.org Costs Climb For Central Illinois Tornado Clean-Up NWS Says Small Tornado Hit Northern Illinois Monday http://northernpublicradio.org/post/nws-says-small-tornado-hit-northern-illinois-monday <p>The National Weather Service confirms a tornado did touch down in a rural section of northern Illinois Monday. Forecasters say the small tornado was on the ground for about five minutes in Lee County. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:08:10 +0000 Mike Moen 32035 at http://northernpublicradio.org