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Two In Illinois Dead In Tuesday Storms

By Nick Gale, WLS-News

Officials is La Salle County have identified the person who was killed in Tuesday’s storms that swept through Ottawa and the surrounding area.

The La Salle County Coroner says 76-year-old Wayne Tuntland was crushed by a falling tree. A second person was injured.

Tornadoes touched down in Ottawa and nearby Naplate where there reportedly is damage to the Pilkington glass factory.

There was also damage to the La Salle County Nursing Home. La Salle County Sheriff Tom Templeton says six people were injured including five residents and one staff member. The county’s highway buildings and other buildings in that county complex suffered damaged.

Listen to Illinois Deputy State Homeland Security Advisor James Joseph’s assessment of the damages in LaSalle County.

At least eight homes were damaged in Washburn which is northeast of Peoria.

The storms are also being blamed for a second death in Illinois. Officials say a 71-year-old man was killed in White County, near the Illinois – Indiana border.

Gov. Bruce Rauner was set to tour the storm damage later today.

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