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CHICAGO (CBS) — One person has died following a tornado that tore through the central Illinois town of Washington, near Peoria, on Sunday.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
The victim in Washington is a 51-year-old man, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency tells CBS 2. The Tazewell County community was among the hardest hit when severe weather barreled through Illinois; another five people were killed in Southern Illinois.
“There’s quite a few people that are hurt. Their houses are gone,” Washington Ald. Tyler Gee tells WBBM Newsradio.