Real Life Overly Attached Girlfriend Poisoned Boyfriend Who Dumped Her
TO Joshua Brewster's home in Pekin, Illinois. He's told his one-time true love Amanda Pollard, 28, to pack her things and leave.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
3 arrested for looting in Washington
Three Peoria men are in custody after investigators say they were looting a tornado-damaged home in the central Illinois community of Washington.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Operation Stitch-a-Stocking to benefit central Illinois residents affected by tornado
Fondulac District Library and Digital Outfitters have partnered to organize Operation Stitch-a-Stocking, a project which provides free custom embroidered holiday stockings to those affected by the tornadoes and storms that struck central Illinois in November.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Tornado looting suspect: 'Enough time passed'
Nerves remain raw among several thousand Washington residents three weeks after a massive tornado tore through their homes and lives, leaving two dead.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Paducah Sun Online Edition
Verl Edward Masters
Verl Edward Masters, 90, of Pekin, Ill., passed away at 4:10 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2013, at Marigold Rehab & Healthcare in Galesburg.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Lincoln Daily News
Midwest Central embraces the spirit of giving
Midwest Central District No. 191 truly knows the meaning of the season. With so many in need within their own community and the surrounding areas, administrators, teachers, staff and students are coming together to help in many ways.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Optical Assistance and Recovery Continues in Communities Affected by Midwest Tornados
CHICAGO and E.PEORIA, Ill.-In the aftermath of several tornados that devastated Illinois communities last month, optical associations and industry members of the affected areas continue recovery efforts.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Daily Vidette
Washington begins to pick up the pieces
From groceries and winter coats, to volunteers and financial assistance, people from all over Illinois have come together to donate and help the victims of the central Illinois tornadoes that touched down on Nov. 17. "We have had a huge outpouring from people financially," Erin Miller, regional communications director at American Red Cross of ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
East Peoria Tornado Facebook page provides information, networking Updated at
Facebook is a tool that has been widely used after the Nov. 17 tornado that swept through parts of East Peoria, Washington and Pekin.
Individuals, groups volunteer time to help tornado victims
Residents are quick to come to the aid of fellow Chillicotheans who need help, but this last week Chillicotheans proved the same is true for those outside of town.
The Legal Record
Tornados Hit Central Illinois
On Tuesday, the 19th, Governor Quinn declared 13 counties State Disaster Areas as a result of the November 17th tornadoes.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Legal Record
Special Holiday Store Helps Create Memories for Children
The practice of buying gifts for the holidays is one most adults probably take for granted, but those at Crittenton Centers, runners of the annual Stocking Stuffer Shop, think it can be a rewarding and empowering experience for young kids who do not get the chance to get presents for their friends and family.
Salvation Army seeks tornado disaster donations
The Salvation Army has been active aiding victims in the aftermath of the Nov. 17 tornadoes.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Better to give a little than nothing at all
It is Thanksgiving next week and once again I am among the lucky, the greatly blessed, who will gather with family and friends around a holiday table.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Tornado relief updates from Central Illinois Emergency Information and the American Red Cross
Weekend priorities are retrieval of personal belongings and debris clean up: It is recommended that residents remove as many personal belongings as possible over the weekend.
Central Illinois Catholics help neighbors during and after Sunday's deadly tornado
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
FEMA teams start work after tornadoes
ServiceMaster restoration tech Tabatha Parnham looks over the damage Thursday as she trys to salvage anything from a tornado-damaged home in Pekin.
Click to read how you can help the Rca Care Network and World Renew...
World Renew, the RCA CARE Network's partner in disaster response, is responding in Midwest communities where a fast-moving cold front spawned more than 75 tornadoes on Sunday, November 17, that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Tornado assistance information on donations, volunteering and fundraising
Central Illinois residents are rallying behind those who were in the path of the tornado hitting Washington, East Peoria and Pekin.
Dream Center Peoria's Operation Blessing volunteers join tornado relief effort
They came from Brimfield, Peoria, Dunlap, Morton and Washington. They were wrapped in coats and clutching warm cups of coffee to ward off the mid-November cold.