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    A building is damaged following a tornado in Sherman just north of Springfield on March 31. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line] 

    The Senate approved new minimum building code standards in Illinois just a day before severe weather plowed across the state spawning more than two dozen tornadoes from Boone to Crawford counties.   

    As residents begin picking up the pieces, some in the hardest hit areas will eventually seek out assistance from the federal government. But some say Illinois’ current building code laws are preventing communities from receiving an adequate amount of funds for preparing and recovering from disasters.  

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