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  • Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado

    Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado
    Tom Bell stood on the front deck of what used to be his home in DeKalb County on Monday morning and looked out over a pile of rubble that stretched two miles to the northeast. For the second time in recent years, Bell has to rebuild the home he's...
  • Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs

    Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs
    While acknowledging the generosity of those who want to help victims of Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois, an official with the Will County Emergency Management Agency is urging anyone spearheading local efforts to follow official guidelines....
  • Another season begins soon at Lake Minear Beach

    Another season begins soon at Lake Minear Beach
    Somewhere on a decibel scale between a jet airplane taking off and the whisper of rustling leaves are the sounds of a busy, outdoor municipal swimming pool. Just below that is the relative peace and quiet of Lake Minear Beach, located northeast of...
  • Gurnee teen with Tourette syndrome wins Red Cross Good Samaritan award

    Gurnee teen with Tourette syndrome wins Red Cross Good Samaritan award
    The involuntary twitches, hand-shaking and grunting began when Bradley Wilinski was about 6 years old. At the zoo one day with his parents, it got so severe that his whole body was convulsing. He ended up in the emergency room. That's when Bradley,...
  • Nepal quake: Tent city springs to life in Katmandu, transforming park

    Nepal quake: Tent city springs to life in Katmandu, transforming park
    Sony Tamand was helping her aunt run her popular general store on Saturday afternoon when everything began to shake. “I felt the ground moving from side to side and I just ran out of the store and onto the street screaming,” said Tamand, 20,...
  • Important contact info

    Important contact info
    General Information National Hurrican Center Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 800-621-3362 Florida Division of Emergency Management: 850-413-9969   County Hotlines Broward: 954-831-3900 Palm Beach: 561-712-6400   Red Cross...
  • 10 displaced in Elgin fire

    10 displaced in Elgin fire
    Ten people were left homeless following a fire in the 200 block of Michigan Street Saturday afternoon, Elgin firefighters said. Firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire at 12:53 p.m. and arrived to smoke and fire coming from a second story...
  • Scene: Red Cross Cabaret fundraiser goes to the 'hop'

    Scene: Red Cross Cabaret fundraiser goes to the 'hop'
    With a reprise of last year's successful 1950s-inspired theme "At the Hop," the Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter held its annual Cabaret & Cuisine fundraising event April 10 at the Lehigh Valley International Airport. Hangar 2 was converted into...
  • Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

    Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term. Maj. Gen. Pontien Gaciyubwenge told a news conference that "all political actors" in...
  • Local Armenian families in Andover remember genocide

    Four generations of Susan Hazarvartian's family know the story of Verjene Masherejian. When they were in grade school, Hazarvartian told her two boys about the night the world changed for their great-grandmother, who lived in Armenia. The gunmen stormed...
  • Organize a blood drive to earn cash for college

    The American Red Cross is encouraging young people, ages 16 to 24, to host a blood drive this summer, between June 1 and Aug. 31. Students who participate in the Leaders Save Lives program will be eligible for a drawing for a $2,500 scholarship; there...