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Severe Illinois storms brought 100 mph winds

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CHICAGO (AP) - The National Weather Service says winds reached 100 mph in northern Illinois after strong storms and heavy rains.

The weather service sent storm survey teams out Tuesday to Earlville in LaSalle County, Grant Park in Kankakee County, Morris in Grundy County and Plainfield in Will County. The team says straight line winds estimated at between 80 and 100 mph caused damage in the Earlville area.

In western and southern Illinois there is a flood warning along the Mississippi River. In East Moline officials asked for one neighborhood to evacuate and the American Red Cross planned to open a shelter for those affected by flooding.

Flood warnings were issued for the Chicago area and areas across northern and central Illinois.

Two rounds of severe storms moved across the region late Monday.

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