EXCLUSIVE: Thrive Capital Partners shuts down operations in old Blaine-Sumner School building
The enterprise, aimed at developing businesses with a socially conscious impact, attracted more than $1 million in private equity funding from investors and hundreds of volunteers who helped paint and clean the former school building on Peoria's south side.
Second Washington Resident Dies From Tornado-Related Injuries
Media outlets are reporting that a second person has died in Washington, Ill. in connection with the tornado that rocked the central Illinois town earlier this month.
WHBF-TV Rock Island
7th person dies from Illinois tornadoes
Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says 82-year-old Rosamund Allison of the north-central Illinois community of Washington died Thursday at a Peoria hospital.
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Purina to donate $10K to Illinois storm relief
Purina is donating $10,000 to help pets displaced by the recent tornadoes in Illinois..
Evansville Courier & Press
Newton, Ill., reveres Burl Ives but really likes its coal-fired power plant
The folksy Oscar-winning actor hailed from near the town of 2,850 residents. The Embarras River bridge bearing his name is along the way to the rural graveyard where he was buried in 1995, and there's a push to raise $35,000 to pay for an Ives memorial on the town square.
Survivors of deadly Midwest tornado sift through wreckage
When a powerful tornado bore down on the small city of Washington, Illinois, on Sunday, Ryan Bowers took his wife's advice and sheltered in the basement with their 2-1/2 year-old daughter and their pet dogs.
Amateur Radio Volunteers Supporting Emergency Communication in Storms' Wake
A late-season, multistate outbreak of tornadoes and high winds on November 17 killed six people in Illinois and injured hundreds of others, some seriously.
Death of 'autistic' Illinois boy Marquail Johnson, 8, ruled a homicide
The suffocation death of an 8-year-old boy whose body was found inside an abandoned refrigerator in central Illinois has been ruled a homicide.
WLFI-TV West Lafayette
Coroner: Death of Ill. boy in fridge...
A coroner's jury has ruled that the suffocation death of an 8-year-old boy whose body was found in an abandoned refrigerator in central Illinois was a homicide.