Illinois Fire Chief Heading to State of the Union After Life-Saving Decision

Illinois Fire Chief Heading to State of the Union After Life-Saving Decision

TAYLORVILLE (RFD) — A tough decision by a fire chief results in being invited to the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews canceled a city-wide Christmas parade the evening a tornado struck the Christian County town. Crews made the decision hours before the annual celebration was set to begin. Republican Congressman Rodney Davis, who invited Crews, says he wants to honor someone who made a heroic decision no matter the outcome.

The Taylorville tornado injured more than 20 people but there were no fatalities.