The 2013 football season will be remembered for a long time for a lot of reasons. Not only were records broken and a rare postseason level reached, but the team banded together along with the rest of the community after the EF-4 twister devastated...
Santa's Hospital Helpers need a little help themselves to load up their sleigh to bring Christmas joy to sick children. Some children fear that Santa Claus will not find them if they are staying in the hospital around Christmas. But that's...
n 16 days Rock to the Rescue sold-out the 7,000-seat U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington for a benefit concert for the Washington tornado victims, raising more than $300,000.
For tornado victims in Washington, East Peoria and Pekin the thought of calling the federal government for help can be a daunting idea with impersonal call takers.
In the first few hours after the tornado hit Washington on Nov. 17, Jacob Colgan and his friends lent a hand and some muscle to help. But Colgan, of Washington, wanted to do more.
Ayron Casey thought “enough time had passed” since the disaster to justify looting at one of the ravaged houses, a police officer reported.
A look at Nelson Mandela.
Facts about anti-apartheid activist/former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died today at age 95.
Since the tornado, the newsroom has been getting some interesting phone calls and mail.
In addition to the Washington Mayor Gary Manier making a disaster declaration, Gov. Pat Quinn and President Barack Obama also signed disaster declarations for 15 counties in Illinois including Tazewell and the city of Washington.
The Washington wrestling team wants to give the community something to cheer about this winter as it continues the rebuilding phase. Washington is fortified at all 14 weight classes as it seeks to be one of the top squads in the state.
Facebook is a tool that has been widely used after the Nov. 17 tornado that swept through parts of East Peoria, Washington and Pekin. East Peorian Damien Cruse, along with some others, set up a Facebook page called East Peoria Tornado Recovery.
The final score shows this game has to go on the loss side. But the Washington football team was a big winner Saturday with the valiant effort it delivered against a state power under extremely difficult circumstances. The Panthers lost to Springfield...
EAST PEORIA — Area weightlifters want to lift some of the burden off of those impacted by the Nov. 17 tornado literally. A fundraising event called Lifting for a Reason will take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive.
The Multi-Agency Resource Center at Five Points Washington was bustling Monday as tornado victims found answers to their questions, assistance, food, water, smiling faces and, in many cases, a warm hug and a shoulder on which to cry.
For construction workers and contractors eager to get to work after the Washington tornado it may seem like a pain to stop and register with the Illinois Attorney General's office.
Here’s a look at some of the events held today to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy: - Dallas held a ceremony in Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told a crowd of about 5,...
The City of Pekin GIS has released online satellite imagery depicting interactive before-and-after views of the destructive path of Sunday's tornadoes through Tazewell County. View the maps here: http://tmappsevents.esri.com/website/swipe-midwest-...
Central Illinois residents are rallying behind those who were in the path of the tornado hitting Washington, East Peoria and Pekin. Residents are gathering items, hosting fundraisers and making monetary donations to help those affected.Monetary...
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