More State Money Coming For Tornado Relief

Jul 8, 2014
Peoria Public Radio

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. 

Costs Climb For Central Illinois Tornado Clean-Up

Dec 6, 2013
Sean Powers

Illinois faces sobering financial numbers as it recovers from last month’s devastating tornadoes. 

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.