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1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado

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The large tornado was recorded as it neared New Milford, IL. (Source: SevereStudios/Matt Salo/CNN)  Read more: http://www.kctv5.com/story/28757305/authorities-1-dead-7-hurt-in-illinois-town-after-tornado#ixzz3WtuIsdfI The large tornado was recorded as it neared New Milford, IL. (Source: SevereStudios/Matt Salo/CNN) Read more: http://www.kctv5.com/story/28757305/authorities-1-dead-7-hurt-in-illinois-town-after-tornado#ixzz3WtuIsdfI
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    The large tornado was recorded as it neared New Milford, IL. (Source: SevereStudios/Matt Salo/CNN)  Read more: http://www.kctv5.com/story/28757305/authorities-1-dead-7-hurt-in-illinois-town-after-tornado#ixzz3WtuIsdfIThe large tornado was recorded as it neared New Milford, IL. (Source: SevereStudios/Matt Salo/CNN) Read more: http://www.kctv5.com/story/28757305/authorities-1-dead-7-hurt-in-illinois-town-after-tornado#ixzz3WtuIsdfI
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    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms a second person has died in the northern Illinois community of Fairdale after tornadoes struck the region.More >
By SARA BURNETT and HERBERT G. McCANN
Associated Press

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) - A large tornado that hit the tiny northern Illinois town of Fairdale has left one person dead, seven injured and more than a dozen homes destroyed.

DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller says a 67-year-old woman was found dead inside her home after the tornado hit around 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Seven others were hospitalized.

Authorities said early Friday that they had searched every structure in the town for additional victims. DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott says authorities are in the process of accounting for every resident, including those who may have left before the storm.

Approximately 20 additional homes were severely damaged or destroyed in nearby Ogle County, where no deaths or significant injuries were reported.

A wide swath of the county, from Texas to Michigan and across the upper Midwest, experienced severe weather Thursday.

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