UPDATE 3-Tornadoes, hail, strong winds sweep through U.S. Midwest

April 10, 2015 2:26 AM

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ROCHELLE, Ill., April 9 (Reuters) - An intense and dangerous storm system rolled through the Midwest and into the Northeast on Thursday killing at least one person, leveling houses and destroying a restaurant west of Chicago, local officials and media said.

The tiny town of Fairdale, Illinois, with about 300 people located some 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Chicago, suffered extensive damage, according to Les Bellah, the village president in nearby Kirkland.

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