Illinois mayor: tornado slashed property tax value

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WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- The mayor of a tornado-wrecked central Illinois community says the city of Washington has lost nearly half its property tax value because of homes that were destroyed or damaged by last month's storms.

 

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports Gary Manier's comments came during a community meeting Thursday evening with City Administrator Tim Gleason.

 

Manier says early estimates show that 47 percent of Washington's property tax value was lost in the Nov. 17 tornado that damaged or destroyed about 1,000 homes in Washington.

 

The two dozen tornadoes that twisted across the state were blamed for killing seven people, including one in Washington.

 

Gleason says only about 20 percent of the debris from the EF-4 tornado that hit Washington has been cleared so far.

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