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National Weather Service

A brief tornado touched down near Troy Grove in LaSalle County during Monday's round of severe thunderstorms that pushed across Central and Northern Illinois.

The National Weather Service in Chicago says the tornado happened about three miles northeast of Troy Grove. A tornado watch had been in effect for a portion of the afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service also reported strong isolated wind gusts of 63 miles per hour near Peru in LaSalle County and 58 miles per hour in Valparaiso, Indiana.