4 tornadoes sweep through central Illinois; no injuries

HOMER, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming that at least four tornadoes swept through east-central Illinois.

Personnel from the weather service’s Lincoln office are surveying damage Saturday in Champaign and Vermillion Counties.

They don’t yet have details on the intensity of Friday evening’s tornadoes, which hit those two counties as well as Clark County.

There were no reports of serious injuries, but properties were damaged or destroyed near the Champaign County villages of Sidney and Homer, where a tornado was on the ground for 17 minutes.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that a 116-year-old farmhouse just southwest of Homer and an RV in Sidney were destroyed.