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Searchers Comb Resort after 2 Tornados Hit Illinois


CHICAGO (Reuters) - Searchers with rescue dogs combed through a large lake resort west of Chicago on Tuesday, looking for people who might be trapped after a tornado toppled trailers and recreational vehicles, state officials said.

On Monday night, a tornado tore through Woodhaven Lakes campground in Lee County, a two-hour drive from Chicago, Governor Bruce Rauner's office said in a statement.

Another tornado then hit the village of Coal City 55 miles away, injuring a handful of people and damaging some 30 homes and businesses, officials said.

The Woodhaven Lakes campground, near the town of Sublette, has more than 6,000 sites but many were unoccupied on Monday evening, according to a nearby business owner.