Rock to the Rescue concert raised $300K for Washington, Illinois tornado victims

December 6, 2013 1:56:21 PM PST
Authorities say this week's Rock to the Rescue benefit concert for Illinois tornado victims has raised about $300,000.

Wednesday night's sold-out concert at the Bloomington Coliseum featured Styx, REO Speedwagon and Richard Marx.

Meanwhile, the cleanup effort goes on in tornado damaged Washington, Illinois.

Town authorities say only about 20 percent of the debris from the tornado that touched down last month has been removed.

City removal will continue but the town is asking home owners to help as much as they can.

Washington's mayor estimates that city has lost nearly half of its property tax value.

About 1,000 homes were destroyed or damaged.


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