By NBC News
April 10, 2015

A tornado damaged numerous homes Thursday night in northern Illinois, police told NBC News, as part of a storm system that was moving toward Chicago, which was under a tornado watch.

Police in Rochelle confirmed that the tornado left significant damage in Rochelle, Kings and Hillcrest. There was no immediate word on injuries.

The tornado crossed Interstate 39 several miles north of Rochelle, shortly after 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET), according to The Weather Channel, which aired the incident live. It also hit Fairdale and damaged an undetermined number of structures northwest of Ashton…

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