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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER ASSESSED THE TORNADO DAMAGE IN DOWNSTATE TAYLORVILLE SUNDAY, SAYING IT’S A MIRACLE NO ONE WAS KILLED. 

 

AT LEAST 29 STRUCTURES WERE TOTALLY DESTROYED IN TAYLORVILLE AND MANY MORE SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE. POWER LINES ARE DOWN AND TREES PULLED UP BY THE ROOTS. GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS THIS WASN’T THE ONLY AREA HIT SATURDAY EVENING.

MORE THAN 20 TORNADOES HIT 12 ILLINOIS COUNTIES SATURDAY EVENING. THERE WERE NO FATALITIES BUT THREE WERE SERIOUSLY HURT IN TAYLORVILLE, WHICH SUFFERED SOME OF THE WORST DAMAGE. GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS THEY HOPE TO PROVIDE THESE AREAS WITH SOME FINANCIAL RELIEF.

OTHER AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE BEARDSTOWN…WHERE A HOLE WAS BLOWN IN THE ROOF OF THE ILLINOIS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD’S READINESS CENTER AND VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED.

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