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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Father, son race from tornado: 'We're alive. I can't say much more than that'

    Father, son race from tornado: 'We're alive. I can't say much more than that'
    Nathan Henson was getting ready to go to sleep Thursday evening at his home just outside the small Illinois community of Fairdale when the house began to shake. Henson, 23, and his father stepped out onto a small balcony and watched as a tornado leveled...
  • Ask Tom: Why do we hear little about tornadoes in the rest of the world?

    Dear Tom, How come we never hear much about tornadoes in the rest of the world? — Al Marquardt Dear Al, The unique geography of the central U.S. that provides a barrier-free collision course between polar, tropical and desert air makes this...
  • Video captures close call with tornado: 'I don't know how to get away'

    Video captures close call with tornado: 'I don't know how to get away'
    "This is a tornado and I cannot tell which way it is going, so I don't know how to get away from it," Sam Smith said as he recorded a massive tornado Thursday evening in north central Illinois. "But it looks like it's coming right towards me." Smith was...
  • Photo of tornado victim found 35 miles from home

     Photo of tornado victim found 35 miles from home
    About 25 years before she died, Geri Schultz went and got her picture taken with her husband, Clem. The photo, which Clem Schultz said was taken for a church directory, sat on a shelf in the couple's Fairdale home in north central Illinois, near their...
  • Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

    April 11, 2015 The (Joliet) Herald-News After election, don't forget the public To those who came up short in (the April 7) election, thank you for being willing to serve and putting your name before the voters. We hope that if circumstances are right...
  • Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado

    Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado
    Tom Bell stood on the front deck of what used to be his home in DeKalb County on Monday morning and looked out over a pile of rubble that stretched two miles to the northeast. For the second time in recent years, Bell has to rebuild the home he's...
  • Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs

    Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs
    While acknowledging the generosity of those who want to help victims of Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois, an official with the Will County Emergency Management Agency is urging anyone spearheading local efforts to follow official guidelines....
  • Ask Tom: What is the tallest building ever destroyed by a tornado?

    Dear Tom, Tornadoes destroy houses and low buildings like factories and schools, but what is the tallest building ever destroyed by a tornado? — Earl Fischer, Joliet Dear Earl, It is believed skyscrapers are structurally sound enough to...
  • Volunteers gather at Kirkland Fire Station to help tornado victims

    Volunteers gather at Kirkland Fire Station to help tornado victims
    Hundreds of volunteers drove out to the Kirkland Community Fire District station this weekend to help residents in Ogle and DeKalb counties whose lives have been affected by the tornado that touched down on Thursday. According to the Village of Kirkland...
  • Grandes Ligas: Miguel Cabrera conecta dos jonrones; Nieves grand slam; Colón produjo carrera

    Grandes Ligas: Miguel Cabrera conecta dos jonrones; Nieves grand slam; Colón produjo carrera
    Houston (EEUU), 13 abr (EFE).- El poder de la batería latinoamericana se vio reflejado en el "swing" del venezolano Miguel Cabrera, que pegó dos cuadrangulares, y del puertorriqueño Wil Nieves, que lució con un grand slam. Mientras que el abridor...
  • Donations pouring in for Fairdale after deadly tornado

    Donations of clothing, shoes, household items and thousands of dollars are pouring in to help the tiny northern Illinois community of Fairdale recover from last week's devastating tornado. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1z9OqBC ) reports...