More November 17th Illinois Tornado news

The Pekin Daily Times reports that

Thousands of personal items that were carried away by the Nov. 17 tornadoes have landed in the Washington District Library at Five Points Washington.
Volunteers from Living Waters Lutheran Church in Peoria moved the items — most stored in about 130 binders — in a caravan of minivans Friday from the Morton Public Library, where the items were collected, cleaned and catalogued.

Eleven thousand items have been assembled. Five thousand photos, documents and mementos have been reunited with their owners, and six thousand have yet to be claimed.

The full article is here.

More information about this effort, with photos of the lost items, can be found at the library site

There are links to eleven Facebook pages that show the recovered items. They are primarily photographs, often one of the most irreplaceable things destroyed by tornadoes.