Illinois town attempts cleanup after tornado
Severe thunderstorms, lightning, and winds gusting to 65 m.p.h. thwarted cleanup efforts by volunteers and homeless residents attempting to salvage what was left from a weekend tornado here that killed 10 and caused up to $100 million in damage. The twister cut a swath 15 miles long and 300 and 400 yards wide through town.Skip to next paragraph
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Gov. James R. Thompson said he had been assured by President Reagan that federal disaster aid would be made available to the community.