First off all, thank you for your thoughts and prayers last night as the tornados and strong storms moved crossed my area in Illinois. The Kirkland Tornado that pretty much destroyed Fairdale was only about 10 minutes from where I live. Luckily it did not cross our paths but we did lose power three times last night. It was pretty intense and my brother wasn’t too far from the Rochelle tornado as he works near by. I was on my way to work today and saw debris everywhere and even a shed by a near by farm house I pass every day just destroyed along with the trees. It was pretty intense but we are in good spirits and we are already helping with donations. Please, check the local red cross or Rockford First website about relief efforts for Fairdale. It is going to be a long journey for them as they work towards rebuilding but I know they will.