Tenth Anniversary of Utica Tornado

By: AP
By: AP

UTICA, Ill. (AP) -- Residents in north-central Illinois are marking the tenth anniversary of a tornado that swept through the village of Utica, killing eight people.

The (LaSalle) News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1hhKW61 ) Monday was the 10th anniversary of the day rescuers pulled eight bodies from the rubble of a century-old building.

The tornado struck April 20, 2004.

Village residents plan to sign a memorial book on Monday at Utica Village Hall and hold a solemn observance in the evening.

The book is called "Reflection of a Twister Tragedy" and it's a bound compilation of news articles and photos taken after the twister.
Nine other people were found alive in the sandstone building's wreckage.

The tornado was one of 16 that hit Illinois.


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