Mary Schenk



Mary Schenk is a reporter covering police, courts and breaking news at The News-Gazette. Her email is, and you can follow her on Twitter (@schenk).

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In the four minutes between when a Champaign police officer saw something kicking up debris close to the ground in west Champaign and the National Weather Service said it was not a tornado, schools and other agencies took steps to keep their charges safe.

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