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(Springfield, IL)  --  Some agencies are still waiting on disaster payments from this February's blizzard. Patti Thompson, with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, says the storm resulted in the largest processing of payments her agency has ever seen.

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Pete Sherman, Director of Communications for Springfield Public School System, says his school district just received their check last week but the delay did not cause any budgetary issues.

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IEMA officials says many of the FEMA payments did not come through to the state until mid-summer and their offices have been processing 40 a day since that time.  State officials say all validated claims that the state received have been processed even though numerous local units of government haven't received payments.

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