SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois residents affected by last week's tornados in Lee and Grundy counties will get extra time to file state tax returns.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Wednesday that the deadline to file tax returns and make payments will be Dec. 31. He says that will allow residents to recover from the storms and file their returns on time.

Taxpayers who mail their returns and payments should write "Tornado June 2015" in red ink on the outside of the envelope and at the top of each page.

Those filing electronically should check the Illinois Department of Revenue website. The department also has set up an email dedicated to dealing with tornado-related questions. It's Rev.TornadoJun2015@illinois.gov.

The National Weather Service says nine confirmed tornadoes touched down in Illinois on June 22.

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