State Farm handles 18K claims, has five “drive through” centers.
Local expert estimates up to 50,000 cars suffered hail damage.
Repairs could take a month or more; bargains abound.
Building commissioner says nearby bar would have been safer place to be during storm.
Ill. Gov. says more homes suffered damage than originally believed.
Claim Illinois is pursuing law aimed at curtailing group’s efforts.
Hail quickly piles up, turning ground white.
MoDOT using lessons learned from Jan. 12 storm to improve readiness.
Area gets a break after debacle on the roads two weeks ago.
A barn that used to stand next to Belleville West High School doesn’t anymore, unless you count the one wall with raggedy edges that’s left standing.