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Chicago-area storm knocks out power, impacts air traffic and causes high waves in Lake Michigan; more than 4 inches of rain falls in some spots

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Downstate, Chester, Illinois, suffered damage after storms ripped across the border between Missouri and Illinois. A possible tornado touched down in St. Mary, Missouri, before traveling across the Mississippi River and into Chester. Damage was mostly confined to power lines and downed trees in Chester, The Associated Press reported. A Three Springs Lodge nursing home’s roof was ripped off, but all the residents were safe.

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