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Washington mail found all over Ill. after storms

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My wife and I found this envelope in our driveway, it is postmarked Jan. 11 1937 from Washington,IL. We live in Channahon, IL, which is 102 miles northeast of Washington, IL. (Kyle Wagner/Facebook) My wife and I found this envelope in our driveway, it is postmarked Jan. 11 1937 from Washington,IL. We live in Channahon, IL, which is 102 miles northeast of Washington, IL. (Kyle Wagner/Facebook)
Washington resident's mail found in Lockport, Ill. yard. (Ellie Pierson/Facebook) Washington resident's mail found in Lockport, Ill. yard. (Ellie Pierson/Facebook)
This piece of mail from Washington, IL somehow made it through the storm and onto my fiancé's dad's lawn in Lemont, IL in the south suburbs. It is a 1099 tax form from the year 2002. (Lisa Pesavento/Facebook) This piece of mail from Washington, IL somehow made it through the storm and onto my fiancé's dad's lawn in Lemont, IL in the south suburbs. It is a 1099 tax form from the year 2002. (Lisa Pesavento/Facebook)
CHANNAHON, Ill. (Associated Press) -

Debris from weekend storms that hammered Illinois is being found miles away.

A northern Illinois man says he discovered mail belonging to Washington residents on his property in Channahon, about 80 miles northeast of the tornado-ravaged community.

Scott Slocum tells The (Peoria) Journal-Star that he and his son also found a portion of a birth certificate with a Washington address.

He says the discovery "blew me away."

Sunday's storms killed at least six people and injured dozens of others across Illinois.

The Tazewell County community of Washington and its 16,000 residents were particularly hard hit by the storms.

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