Bits of everyday life from those areas hardest hit are showing up in yards more than 100-miles away.
Family photos, insurance cards and paperwork were sucked up by funnel clouds and carried to Chicago suburbs.
A Facebook page has been created to post the found items, and hopefully reunite them with their owners.
The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce will be collecting found items at their office on Liberty Street.
Volunteers will be making a series of pick-ups and deliveries to a location in Central Illinois where residents will be able claim their lost items.
TO SHARE ITEMS FOUND OR REUNITE WITH ITEMS OF YOUR OWN, GO TO: www.facebook.com