Tamaroa, Ill. – The Canadian National-Illinois Central freight train company has paid more than $446,000 to residents and businesses in Tamaroa.
The money went to those in the small southern Illinois town who were evacuated for several days in February when a train carrying hazardous materials derailed there.
A spokesman for the train company says more than 1,100 residents have received about $330,000, while the remaining $117,000 has gone to 74 businesses.
There were no injuries when the train derailed in downtown Tamaroa, about 65 miles southeast of St. Louis.
Tamaroa has about 800 residents.