15 total tornadoes from Monday’s storms, NWS confirms

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CHICAGO — The National Weather Service confirms four more tornadoes touched down during Monday’s severe storms — bringing the total to 15.

A newly confirmed tornado in Cook County hit Oak Forest and Midlothian. The others were in DeKalb and Kane counties and the town of Kentland, Indiana and southeast of Kankakee.

A long-lived thunderstorm complex, which originated along the Nebraska/South Dakota border, produced widespread severe wind damage across northern Illinois and Indiana Monday afternoon. Straight line winds of 60-80 mph were common.

The tornado that touched down in Rogers Park on Monday was determined to be the strongest to impact Chicago’s city limits since March 12, 1976.

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