By Eric Dodds
July 17, 2015

A huge twister in northwest Illinois touched down around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, bringing with it winds of more than 110 m.p.h. and multiple vortexes. Despite the size and force of the tornado, the Illinois state police reported no deaths or serious injuries.

The small unincorporated community of Cameron, home to approximately 600 residents, bore the brunt of the storm with some 50 homes sustaining damage. A nearby town also lost electricity and Governor Bruce Rauner activated an emergency operations center in Springfield to deal with the fallout from the tornado. See footage of the storm here:

 

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