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Harrisburg Illinois Storm

FEMA Again Denies Disaster Funding To Tornado-Ravaged Town

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO - The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied for a second time Illinois' request for disaster aid to recover from violent storms last mo...

Governor In Tornado-Ravaged State Asks FEMA To Reconsider Funding

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, March 16 (Reuters) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appealed a federal decision to reject disaster aid th...

FEMA Denies Disaster Funding To Demolished Town After Storm Killed 7

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers spoke out this weekend after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied disaster funding to an Illinois town that was de...

The Short Way, Through Harrisburg

Joni Hirsch Blackman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Fifty
Joni Hirsch Blackman

I didn't think I'd ever heard of Harrisburg, IL. When a tornado hit that small town and killed 6 people earlier this week, the name of the town 300 miles away didn't sound familiar. Odd, considering the few minutes I spent there were quite memorable.

PHOTOS: Residents Return To Homes Ravaged By Tornado

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

As residents in downstate Harrisburg, Ill., continue to recover from the tornado that devastated their town and killed at least six people early Wedne...

Recovering From 'Super-Cell' Storms, Bracing For More

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

(Adds President Obama offer, body recovered) By Jim Young HARRISBURG, Ill., March 1 (Reuters) - Residents of storm-toss...

PHOTOS: Storm Kills 6, Devastates Midwestern Town

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

At least six people have reportedly been killed and more than 100 others injured following an apparent tornado that tore through the southeastern Illi...