GIFFORD -- After a tornado hit town, people came out in droves to lend helping hands.
GIFFORD -- Progress has been at the heart of downtown as businesses and residents continue to bounce back.
GIFFORD -- Each person who survived last year's tornado, has his or her own story about a new beginning.
GIFFORD -- The first two days back, the attendance rate was 95% and focus shifted from textbook lessons to the students themselves. Most kids, and their families, stayed in town after the storm.
GIFFORD -- Hundreds of people in and around town continue putting their lives back together. More than a dozen are veterans.
GIFFORD -- People are still working to move past the devastation from last year's tornado.
GIFFORD -- She says she's been abused, but formed an organization to help any kids going through a struggle.
GIFFORD -- Kids learned about safety in all forms Thursday. It was Agriculture Safety Day.
Update: 10:24 pm, 9/17/14, Wednesday GIFFORD -- Contractors are defending themselves after complaints from tornado victims.
Update: 6:07 pm, 9/3/14, Wednesday GIFFORD -- It's back to the drawing board for the Gifford School District.
GIFFORD -- Thursday was the last day for the Gifford Food Pantry. It was at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
GIFFORD -- Rebuilding businesses hit by the November tornado just got a little easier.
GIFFORD -- People celebrated Independence Day a little early.
Update: 4:10 pm, 6/27/14, Friday GIFFORD -- After a week of camp, kids are feeling better about the tornado which hit town in November.
GIFFORD -- The town is looking a little more whole as Champaign County Habitat for Humanity finishes three homes.
GIFFORD -- Getting back to normal continues here. Monday, a company handed out free plants to help in that effort.
GIFFORD -- Volunteers are wrapping up their building blitz with Habitat for Humanity.
GIFFORD -- One family is not sure what to do since their home is in danger of collapsing nearly seven months after the tornado.
GIFFORD -- It was a beautiful day for Our Town. It was the first stop of WCIA-3's summer-long visits.
GIFFORD -- There's a lot to cheer about this Friday afternoon as we feature Our Town.
GIFFORD -- Anyone in Our Town will tell you this woman has been instrumental in getting the town back on its feet.
GIFFORD -- Our Town hosts a watermelon eating contest.
GIFFORD -- We're here with the winner of the sidewalk chalk contest.
GIFFORD -- An area veteran made it his mission to honor those from Our Town who have served.
Latest: 3:09 pm, 6/6/14, Friday GIFFORD -- Habitat for Humanity has been making progress in Our Town all week long.
GIFFORD -- In a village of fewer than 1,000 people, one person can make a big difference.
GIFFORD -- Crews responded to a working fire at the Camelot Estates Mobile Home Park about 10:05 Thursday morning.
GIFFORD -- It's hometown cooking with a heart.
GIFFORD -- In small towns, it's the little things which help keep everyone happy.
GIFFORD -- There are two churches in town.
GIFFORD -- Some people in town didn't have to pay a cent for lunch Tuesday.
GIFFORD -- This Kid to Know just wrapped up her senior year at Rantoul Township High School.
GIFFORD -- He's the man responsible for protecting people in town.
GIFFORD -- Their dad came up with the idea in the late 80's, now his six kids are making sure his dream stays alive.
GIFFORD -- There are a lot of other interesting things going on in town.
GIFFORD -- The buses are out in the open, but they'll soon have a new home.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's been more than six months since a tornado ripped through the town of Gifford. Once again, people there haven't been forgotten.
GIFFORD -- It's been almost six months since a tornado ripped through town. Things are looking much different than they did in November.
Update: 6:00 pm, 5/9/14, Friday RANTOUL -- Students at Rantoul High School are finally free after spending the last week inside their school.
GIFFORD -- The town continues rebuilding and Friday, volunteers rallied to help preschool kids get back to having fun.
Latest: 6:17 pm, 4/16/14, Wednesday WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Some 8th graders, from Gifford, are getting the royal treatment during their trip to our nation's Capital.
GIFFORD -- Five months after the tornado, people are getting some help cleaning up.
Update: 10:06 pm, 4/5/14, Saturday GIFFORD -- Since the November tornadoes, it's not common to see a tree in town anymore.
GIFFORD -- People are still trying to pick up the pieces after the devastating tornado.
GIFFORD -- It's been over four months since a tornado ravaged the town.
Update: 4:07 pm, 3/24/14, Monday GIFFORD -- There are some new faces in town this week.
GIFFORD -- An area woman has gone through some horrific things in her life.
GIFFORD -- An area building caught fire Sunday.
GIFFORD -- Tornado sirens are up and running again; and could be heard during a drill at 10 am, Tuesday.
GIFFORD -- State leaders are taking action after bad news from the federal government. FEMA isn't giving money to any Illinois communities to help rebuild infrastructure after the tornado.