It has been half a century since one of the deadliest tornadoes in Illinois history struck Belvidere.

 A memorial event will be held to remember the 24 lives lost on April 21, 1967.

The event will take place at Belvidere High School's Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 3:15pm-4:00pm.  The entire community is invited to attend.