Home Video: Massive tornado tears through towns west of Chicago

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ROCHELLE, Illinois – A resident in Rochelle, Illinois took video on a cell phone as a tornado ripped through Illinois Thursday night.

Twitter user Michael Cusack posted this picture from Fairdale, Illinois. Reports are that the town has been leveled.

Reports indicate that homes and businesses have been leveled and that people are still trapped in their homes.

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