ILL Town Places Memorial For Tornado Victims

Mar 4, 2013

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Harrisburg, Illinois has another memorial in place dedicated to the eight people killed by a tornado that ripped though the community a year ago.

WSIL-TV reports the granite memorial is beside the Old National Bank building in the 11-thousand resident Saline County seat.  Officials say more than two hundred and fifty homes and businesses were destroyed by the tornado on February 29th of last year.  Mayor Eric Gregg says his heart breaks every time he looks at the families that lost someone to the twister.  Yet he says he’s inspired by the way those survivors lift everyone else up.  Other memorials are outside Harrisburg Medical Center, where one of the tornado’s victims had worked.