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Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food and water to people affected by the tornado damage to their homes. Five tornados touched down in Illinois on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, causing widespread damage across three counties. About 40,000 City Water, Light & Power (CWLP) customers were affected at the height of the storms in Sangamon, Logan and Christian counties. The storms were brief but intense, snapping power lines, as well as damaging crops, large tress and structures. Springfield Mayor Misty Buscher declared a local state of emergency in the aftermath. Multiple CWLP were expected to remain without power for days where the damage was linked to small lateral lines and individual service lines, according to spokeswoman Amber Sabin. Two EF1 tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in Christian and Logan Counties. A nine-mile long EF2 tornado was seen in Curran and Chatham.
Providing assistance to the families of this tragedy. Highland Park, Illinois, is located about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. A total of 26 patients were received at Highland Park Hospital, according to Dr. Brigham Temple, medical director of NorthShore University Health System. injured victims age range is 8 to 85. Twenty-five of those individuals sustained gunshot wound injuries. At least seven people were killed. Lake County Major Crime Task Force said police have recovered a "high-powered rifle" on the rooftop of a business. The suspect likely accessed the roof from a ladder in an alley. Five of the people that were killed during the shooting died at the scene. Another person died after they were transported to a local hospital. Police are still searching for the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III as a person of interest.