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1 dead, 15 hurt in festival tent collapse in Illinois

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-02 20:31:16-04

The video above is courtesy WGN TV in Chicago.

By Dana Ford

(CNN) -- One person was killed and at least 15 were injured Sunday when hail and high winds uprooted a tent at a festival west of Chicago, authorities said.

The incident happened at around 2:40 p.m. local time (3:40 p.m. ET) at the Prairie Fest in Wood Dale, Illinois.

Rescue workers treated and released several people on the scene, according to a statement from police.

"We are currently working to make notifications to the family of the victim. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," it read.

Prairie Fest is an annual, 4-day festival in Wood Dale.

Click here for local coverage and updates from WGN TV.

CNN's Sam Stringer contributed to this report.