SPRINGFIELD -- It's an emergency many don't think about, but first responders are ready for it.
ILLINOIS -- State and federal lawmakers want changes to how disaster relief aid is handed out.
ILLINOIS -- Many businesses never rebuild after disaster strikes. That is why a local lawmaker is proposing big breaks for small businesses affected by tornadoes.
GIFFORD -- Officials say last year's tornado caused more damage than first thought.
Update: 4:38 pm, 1/31/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- Towns denied federal disaster assistance after November's tornado outbreak could have a second chance to claim benefits.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Disaster victims are getting help from FEMA.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Those affected by devastating tornadoes can file for federal aid with FEMA.
Latest: 10:14 pm, 11/24/13, Sunday GIFFORD -- People wanting to volunteer must register before helping out.
GIFFORD -- There's no shortage of volunteers and no age limit either.
GIFFORD -- Teenagers are helping storm victims. Instead of getting on the bus and going to school, students from Armstrong-Potomac headed here instead.
GIFFORD -- Tornado victims are opening up about what they did to survive.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The Red Cross is heavily involved in volunteer efforts.
TUSCOLA -- A Douglas County family spent the day salvaging what Sunday's storm left behind.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn has declared seven counties as disaster areas. They include Champaign, Grundy, Lasalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- This isn't the first time violent weather has ripped the area apart.
ILLINOIS -- The funnel cloud from these storms could be seen in various areas of the state.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Severe weather has leveled at least two towns in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- When disasters happen, lots of people want to help, but if you're not careful, your good will could go to waste.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Salvation Army is setting up a disaster relief fund to help the victims of Monday's deadly Oklahoma tornado.
SPRINGFIELD -- People around the country are showing an outpouring of support after disasters last week.
PEORIA -- Governor Quinn spent Friday touring flooded parts of the state.
DECATUR -- Schools and businesses can now beat the odds against natural disasters.