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More State Money Coming For Tornado Relief

More money is on the way for Illinois communities devastated by last fall's tornadoes. Officials are making available more than $11 million dollars of state relief. Governor Pat Quinn announced the city of Washington is getting the majority of those funds. The community will use the money to repair streets and sidewalks. It's part of an overall package to help local governments recoup some of the costs associated with storm cleanup. That’s after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied assistance. 

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“We don’t know how much damage we’re going to have until we turn some of our systems back on to see if we’re going to have to tap into that. There’s a lot of unanswered questions. it’s not a six to eight month process. It’s a year to two year process.” -Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

More than 1,100 homes were damaged in Washington by the November tornadoes.

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Denise Molina
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