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Governor: Little Illinois boy saved family's life

Dozens of tornadoes across the midwest left utter destruction in their wake, killing six in Illinois, and leaving hundreds injured. Seven counties have been declared disaster areas.

Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn is touring the damage, and says it is now time for survivors "to come together as a family" and "help our neighbor when they need a helping hand."

Quinn highlighted stories of heroism, even from the tiniest of persons. One 6-year-old boy heard the siren, and told his mom the family should get to the basement.

"She said, 'Well, wait a minute, I'll be down in a minute.' He said, 'No, come right away,' (so) she brought his other brother and they got to the basement. And it was good that he did, because the tornado took the top of their house off," said Quinn.

"He saved the lives of his family and he deserves high credit. He's a real hero," said Quinn.

For more of our interview with Governor Pat Quinn, check out the video above.


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