Gary Manier http://wuis.org en Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula UPDATED http://wuis.org/post/illinois-politicians-challenge-fema-formula-updated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE: &nbsp;On Tues., March 4, FEMA denied Illinois' appeal for public assistance for nine counties. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 19750 at http://wuis.org Illinois Politicians Challenge FEMA Formula UPDATED Washington Mayor Says 1,000 Homes Sustained Damage http://wuis.org/post/washington-mayor-says-1000-homes-sustained-damage <p>The mayor of the central Illinois community of Washington says more than 1,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by strong storms. &nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Gary Manier says that figure includes homes that were totally destroyed as well as properties that received minor damage. Officials still haven't said how many people in the community have been affected by Sunday's tornado. Washington has about 16,000 residents and is about 10 miles east of Peoria. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:55:52 +0000 Sean Crawford 13364 at http://wuis.org Washington Mayor Says 1,000 Homes Sustained Damage Washington Mayor: As Many As 500 Homes Damaged Or Destroyed http://wuis.org/post/washington-mayor-many-500-homes-damaged-or-destroyed <p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:56:16 +0000 Associated Press 13259 at http://wuis.org Washington Mayor: As Many As 500 Homes Damaged Or Destroyed