- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - The DeKalb County Board will vote on rezoning the tornado-ravaged community of Fairdale.

The board decided Thursday during a public hearing to vote on rezoning July 1 when no objections came from the crowd. Local officials say the April 9 tornado caused $7.9 million in damages to 90 properties in the small community of about 150 people. Only 25 houses withstood the storm.

Rezoning would ease restrictions if residents decide to rebuild. Many of the houses in Fairdale were in place before county zoning was established in 1948.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1BoeAHD ) Fairdale residents can start rebuilding as soon as the next day if the rezoning is approved.

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Information from: The Daily Chronicle, http://www.daily-chronicle.com

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