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‘EF-4’ tornado hits northern Illinois community, 2 killed and disaster declarations made
FAIRDALE, Ill. -- Geraldine Schultz, 67, and Jacklyn Klosa, 69, were neighbors in the rural Illinois hamlet of Fairdale. On Thursday night, their close-knit community was ravaged by a tornado that shredded homes and ripped trees bare of leaves and most limbs. Only the thickest branches remained.