Deadly Tornado Tears Through Northern Illinois

Widespread damage reported by police in at least two towns.

One death was reported in Fairdale, which is located in the north-central part of the state. According to DeKalb County Coroner and County Emergency Services Coordinator Dennis Miller, the victim, a 67-year-old woman, was found unresponsive in her home by family members and was later pronounced dead.

The tornado affected all 40 to 50 homes and structures in Fairdale, authorities said. The full extent of the damage will emerge during the Friday daytime hours.