Signs of rebuilding after November tornado

By WEEK Producer

May 2, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The communities of East Peoria and Pekin are seeing signs of rebuilding after the November 17 tornado.

East Peoria had a 160 residential and commercial buildings destroyed or damaged by the tornado.

So far, five commercial, 43-rebuilding and 27 uninhabitable permits have been issued.

The city of Pekin has issued 70 permits for the 140 homes that were damaged that November day.