There are some truly heartbreaking photos coming from Washington, IL, after yesterday's tornado:

Now we find out from the National Weather Service that the twister was an EF-4, one of the most powerful November tornadoes on record.  That means Washington was by by winds of up to 190 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune reports on some of the storms that impacted other parts of the state:

Closer to Chicago, in Grundy County, an EF-2 tornado touched down in the Coal City area near Joliet with wind speeds of 111 to 135 mph, the National Weather Service said. Hundreds of homes were damaged...

I'm certain the Red Cross of Peoria would be grateful for your help.