The National Weather Service confirmed 6 tornadoes touched down across northern Illinois on February 28. The Naplate to Ottawa tornado was an EF-3 storm that killed 2 and injured 14. The Northern Illinois Synod has a tornado relief fund to assist recovery in storm damaged communities. The Synod works with our partners at Lutheran Disaster Response to distribute funds. Donations can be made to the Northern Illinois Synod, please mark checks “tornado relief.” Thank you for your partnership.