Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says her office will prioritize paying state bills accrued after a tornado tore through the city of Harrisburg, leaving six people dead.
Topinka said Thursday that her office will work with businesses impacted by Wednesday's severe weather. She says the state will prioritize payments to businesses committed to clean-up and recovery efforts in Saline County.
If you have photos of the storms in Harrisburg, Ill. or Branson, Mo., please email web producer Kelsey Proud at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 4:22 p.m. with National Weather Service map:
Here's a map released by the National Weather Service of the path of the tornado that roared through Branson. You can track the path of the storm as it gained speed:
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