Tornado, high winds rip across North Central Illinois

Graphic National Weather Service

TROY GROVE – A brief tornado was spotted in LaSalle County and high winds were reported across most of the north half of Illinois during a late afternoon thunderstorm Monday. The National Weather Service has so far confirmed a tornado was briefly traveling north about 3 miles from Troy Grove around 6:45 PM. High wind gusts in the mid sixties were also reported, including a 63 mph gust in Peru. Twisters were also spotted across central Illinois, including near Springfield. No injuries have been reported.