TAYLORVILLE – An ambulance service that has assisted injured Taylorville residents since a series of tornadoes swept through the city Saturday night will receive an expedited payment of money owed by the state, State Senator Andy Manar announced today.

At Manar’s request, the Illinois comptroller is accelerating a payment of $18,680 to Dunn’s Ambulance Service in Taylorville.

Numerous people were injured and hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed because of the tornadoes. Cleanup and recovery efforts have resulted in additional injuries.

“I appreciate the comptroller prioritizing the needs of Taylorville as people here work to get their lives back on track,” said Manar, a Bunker Hill Democrat whose district includes Christian County and Taylorville.

The payment will be released later today. It largely represents Medicaid vouchers that have been submitted to the comptroller’s office for payment.

Additionally, the comptroller has expedited payments to Taylorville Memorial Hospital throughout the week, bringing the total so far to $283,000. That money also largely represents Medicaid vouchers that had been submitted to the comptroller’s office for payment. The comptroller intends to continue prioritizing payments to the hospital as the community recovers.

“Our hearts go out to those recovering and rebuilding after the severe storms,” Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza said this week.

Residents and businesses that are experiencing immediate problems or challenges as a result of Saturday’s storms may call Manar’s district office in Bunker Hill at 618-585-4848.

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