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A survey of destruction in Taylorville shows a Saturday tornado left 100 homes destroyed or with severe damage. The survey, which included the areas of the town that took less of a direct hit, determined another 400 homes damaged, but habitable.
Sunday brought daylight and a chance to view the magnitude of damage in Taylorville. Many residents spent the day removing debris and helping neighbors after a tornado roared through the Christian County community on Saturday afternoon.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTFDlGv2IWg This was a busy year for NPR's Slingshot artists — 40 exceptional, emerging talents from around the world, hand-picked by public radio stations. They dropped albums, signed record label deals and spent innumerable hours working in studios and on stages. Despite the inevitable changes that come with moving from open mics to stadium tours, one element of their success remained constant: you. Which is why we created our first ever reader poll, so you...
Yona Stamatis talks with Illinois Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Ken Lam and guest piano soloist Alon Goldstein about Friday night's (November 9th) ISO concert, featuring Britten's "Simple Symphony", Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings" and Shostakovich's "First Piano Concerto". http://www.ilsymphony.org/