Sen. Kirk tours tornado damage in Washington IL

On Tuesday, Sen. Mark Kirk visited town of Washington, Ill., to see for himself what happened the tornadoes blew through last week.

The state’s congressional delegation is asking President Obama to declare 15 counties disaster areas, clearing the way for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help.

Washington’s mayor says he’d love for Kirk to come back in a year to help the celebrate how much they’ve accomplished after their recovery.

In all, 24 tornadoes touched down in Illinois on November 17.

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