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.
Update: 10:06 pm, 4/5/14, Saturday GIFFORD -- Since the November tornadoes, it's not common to see a tree in town anymore.
BELLEVILLE -- Thursday's storms caused a lot of problems for people.
GIFFORD -- It's been over four months since a tornado ravaged the town.
TUSCOLA -- Spring is officially here and with the season comes severe weather.
WASHINGTON -- Farmers are battling more than just the frozen ground.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Fewer than 200 Ameren customers are still in the dark after snow and wind knocked out power.
GIFFORD -- You might see a lot of homes of a particular design popping up around town.
GIFFORD -- A FEMA appeal denial was just one topic at a town hall meeting Tuesday night.
ILLINOIS -- For the second time, FEMA has denied the state's appeal for funding to help towns affected by November's tornadoes.
Update: 5:58 pm, 3/4/14, Tuesday GIFFORD -- The last time kids here heard sirens, it was the real thing.
ILLINOIS -- The National Weather Service (NWS) is urging all of us to prepare for the worst during Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
GIFFORD -- One Champaign County community, hit by November's tornadoes, didn't hear sirens Tuesday.
GIFFORD -- Some normalcy is returning to town. The Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator is going to be rebuilt.
MECHANICSBURG -- A survey team from the National Weather Service (NWS) is busy looking at damage caused by Thursday's storm.
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- Roads across Central Illinois were covered in water. Some were more like rivers after the storm. Police warn drivers to stay off rural roads and not try to drive through standing or moving water.
Latest: 10:06 pm, 2/18/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- A plan to excavate a retention pond will move forward.
Update: 10:06 pm, 1/23/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Good news for people trying to rebuild after November's tornadoes.
WASHINGTON -- National American Legion members are helping rebuild hope.
Update: 10:05 pm, 1/18/14, Saturday GIFFORD -- Another woman received help from FEMA.
GIFFORD -- It's been a windy day across much of Central Illinois, including here.
ILLINOIS -- FEMA's decision to give only $12-million to tornado victims isn't sitting well with Illinois' senators.
DECATUR -- There's yet another negative impact from this week's storm.
GIFFORD -- Bad news for towns looking for more help after tornadoes two months ago.
GIFFORD -- Residents are getting extra help to rebuild.
URBANA -- Workers and their quick-thinking limited water damage to an area recreation center.
PHILO -- One family is thankful their pipes didn't burst, but they lost power and the temperature inside their home plummeted.
CHAMPAIGN -- As clean up from the winter storm continues around Central Illinois, the focus is shifting from snow to cars.
RANTOUL -- FEMA has announced the Disaster Recovery Center, at the Rantoul Recreation Building, in the 100-block of East Flessner, will close Saturday, December 21, at 8 pm.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lots of families in Central Illinois are relying on federal assistance to rebuild their lives after last month's tornadoes.
GIFFORD -- People were playing Santa for kids Monday.
CHAMPAIGN -- More people throughout the county are stepping up to help kids have a Merry Christmas.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some families didn't think they'd have much of a Christmas this year, but thanks to the community, the Christmas tree won't be bare underneath.
RANTOUL -- People needing help after last month's tornadoes can get more information starting Tuesday.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Disaster victims are getting help from FEMA.
WASHINGTON -- A family is holding out hope.
Update: 12:58 pm, 12/6/13, Friday BLOOMINGTON -- This week's benefit to raise money for tornado relief was a huge success.
GIFFORD -- The last three weeks have shown what's best about Central Illinois.
GIFFORD -- 11 storm survivors were given a gift for a very special reason.
GIFFORD -- It's not just the grownups helping out. A Kid to Know decided she wanted to as well.
GIFFORD -- Pictures are bringing volunteers from all over the state to be a helping hand in town.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Attorney General has a warning to people wanting to donate to tornado victims.
URBANA -- People learned yoga and supported a great cause.
ILLINOIS -- The governor is requesting federal aid for areas affected by tornadoes.
Update: 10:04 pm, 11/25/13, Monday GIFFORD -- Many storm victims not only lost their homes, but their identities as well.
GIFFORD -- Volunteers are cutting back on serving meals, but it's not because of a shortage.
GIFFORD -- Teachers are helping students deal with the trauma of witnessing Sunday's destructive storm.
GIFFORD -- Kids ran to school this morning eager to get back in the classroom.
Update: 10:15 pm, 11/24/13, Sunday GIFFORD -- The storm's devastation couldn't stop a tradition from taking place.
GIFFORD -- There's a lot of work left to do yet, but townspeople are turning to a different foundation to help them rebuild.