Wrecking tornado rips through Illinois
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Footage from Franklin Grove, Illinois, shows the start of the large tornado that caused winds of up to 80 mph (129 km/h), and tore through the state Thursday. One person died and seven more were injured in the tornado, according to local officials. Dozens of houses were heavily damaged in areas including Hillcrest, Rochelle and Kings. Some parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana were eventually put on alert for tornados and severe thunderstorms.