Governor Bruce Rauner, State Emergency Management Director James Joseph and State Senator Sue Rezin have been touring deadly tornado damage in LaSalle County today. A 76-year-old man was killed when a tree was uprooted in Ottawa. A second fatality occurred when a 71-year-old man was killed in the Southeast Illinois town of Crossville in White County. Governor Rauner was impressed with the team effort in LaSalle County.
Illinois Emergency Management Director James Joseph was impressed by how residents were self starters in dealing with the storm.
Joseph says Illinois is fortunate the damage wasn't worse.