December 5 – State Sen. Andy Manar announced Tuesday the state will make an expedited payment of more than $221,000 to Taylorville Memorial Hospital after the city was struck by a tornado over the weekend.
“Expediting this payment is the right thing to do for the people of Taylorville, and I appreciate the comptroller prioritizing the community’s needs,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat.
Manar’s district includes Christian County, which was declared a state disaster area by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday.
The money, which was owed by the state to Taylorville Memorial, was processed Monday, according to the comptroller’s office.
“Our hearts go out to those recovering and rebuilding after the severe storms,” said Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza.
Residents facing immediate problems or challenges as a result of the severe storms can contact Manar’s district office in Bunker Hill at 1-618-585-4848.