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Governor Rauner has declared Christian County a state disaster area after the mid Illinois county was hit by three tornadoes Saturday, including a powerful EF-3 twister that rocked Taylorville and surrounding towns. The Governor's Sunday visit to Taylorville wasn't far from his mind during last night's Bicentennial gathering at Navy Pier....

The disaster declaration opens the door to state resources for affected areas to use. The state also has “mobilized personnel” to help with recovery efforts. 

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