6 dead after violent storms; Quinn declares 7 Ill. counties disaster areas

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Six people are dead, and dozens more are hurt across Illinois after a tornado outbreak.

Strong storms moved across the state and caused damage from the St. Louis area to the Wisconsin border.

The storms also delayed the Bears-Raven game for two-hours while severe weather moved over Soldier Field.

Some of the deaths include an elderly brother and sister from the town of New Minden.

80-year-old Joseph Hoy and his sister, 78-year-old Frances Hoy, lived on a farm that was destroyed.

A tornado hit their farm Sunday afternoon.

Joseph Hoy was found dead in a field about 100 yards from his home.

His sister was found inside their home, under a pile of debris.

Governor Quinn declared seven counties disaster areas, and will survey the damage later today.

They are:  LaSalle, Grundy, Champaign, Woodford, Tazewell, Washington and Massac

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