Illinois State Senator Andy Manar today announced that the City of Taylorville will receive some 500-thosuand dollars from the state to help cover the costs incurred from the December tornado of last year.
Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill, got the funding included in the budget in order to help the community rebuild after the disaster.
Manar said he had made a promise that the state would do its part after the tornado.
On December First of last year, an EF3 tornado tore through the town located in the geographic center of Christian County. According to the Christian County Emergency Management Agency, more than 500 buildings were damaged, with 34 being destroyed and 66 receiving major damage. 26 people were injured, none fatally.