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.
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 -- 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.
WASHINGTON -- Farmers are battling more than just the frozen ground.
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.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is releasing a $45 million dollar relief package for areas affected by the November tornadoes.
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.
TAZEWELL COUNTY -- Three months have passed since tragedy struck Pekin, East Peoria and Washington.
GIFFORD -- Some normalcy is returning to town. The Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator is going to be rebuilt.
WASHINGTON -- A routine test will be anything but next week.
MECHANICSBURG -- A survey team from the National Weather Service (NWS) is busy looking at damage caused by Thursday's storm.
PEORIA -- Victims from the November tornado are getting items they've been living without.
GIFFORD -- As many of us struggle to shake off the winter chill, some families are more anxious than ever to get rid of this weather.
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.
Update: 10:05 pm GIFFORD -- It's been a long road for families in this community.
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.
TUSCOLA -- A community is helping out a family who lost nearly everything during November's storms.
GIFFORD -- It's been a windy day across much of Central Illinois, including here.
Update: 12:00 pm, 1/16/14, Thursday BLOOMINGTON -- Organizers for a benefit concert hope people who have tickets will do the right thing.
ILLINOIS -- FEMA's decision to give only $12-million to tornado victims isn't sitting well with Illinois' senators.
CERRO GORDO -- This Kid to Know wants people in Gifford to know they're not alone.
GIFFORD -- Residents react to being turned down for federal aid from FEMA.
TAZEWELL COUNTY -- The Salvation Army is thinking into the future when it comes to tornado relief.
GIFFORD -- Bad news for towns looking for more help after tornadoes two months ago.
GIFFORD -- Residents are getting extra help to rebuild.
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.
GIFFORD -- People were playing Santa for kids Monday.
CHAMPAIGN -- More people throughout the county are stepping up to help kids have a Merry Christmas.
GIFFORD -- Some say the sound of music heals.
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.
GIFFORD -- People are still picking up the pieces after a tornado ravaged their town.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Disaster victims are getting help from FEMA.
MORTON -- A group of Morton Middle School students is banding together to help their neighbors.
WASHINGTON -- A family is holding out hope.
GIFFORD -- The water here is potable for the first time in weeks, but the tower may have to be replaced.
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.
Update: 10:22 pm WASHINGTON -- High school students got the surprise of their lives Wednesday.
TUSCOLA -- One farmer who turned to FEMA for disaster aid after last month's tornadoes is coming up empty-handed.
ILLINOIS -- FEMA has specific instructions and guidelines for those recovering from storm damage.
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.