Videos capture tornado touch down near Mendota and Illinois City

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As many as eight tornadoes may have touched down west and south of Chicago, causing severe damage in several communities.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touch down in Coal City.

A viewer captured on video a funnel cloud near Mendota, Illinois.

The tornadoes created heavy damage across a large area and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people.

A storm chaser recorded the video below of a funnel cloud touch down in Illinois City, near the Illinois-Iowa border.

It was spotted at about 7:20 p.m. Monday.

At least five homes were damaged and no injuries have been reported.

 

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