The Damage Done

A photo gallery of the aftermath of the June 20 tornado in Naperville

Katie Dalton and Braeden Schmidt

The tornado that passed through Naperville and surrounding Chicago suburbs late in the evening on June 20 changed both the landscape of the city and the lives of many of its residents. Central Times’ photographers Katie Dalton and Braeden Schmidt visited Princeton Circle in the Ranchview neighborhood of the city, arguably the hardest hit area and the location of the storm’s most harsh cruelty: the complete destruction of one family home. 

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Owners of a home with its roof now mostly torn off display a balloon shared with them by a volunteer. (Braeden Schmidt)