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Illinois town celebrates more than wins

Updated: October 15, 2014, 12:57 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

On the morning her town and her neighbors were changed forever, Maggie Mose lay facedown on the floor of her church.

They all thought about that later, how many of them were in church that November morning when the EF4 tornado -- in the top 1 percent on the scale of violent twisters -- ripped through central Illinois with little warning. It killed seven people, damaged more than 1,000 homes in Washington, Ill., a town of 15,000 -- and skimmed past them.

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