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Disaster Area

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Declares Disaster Area For State After Snowstorm, Extreme Cold

At a news conference on Monday, Quinn said the snow paralyzed some the state’s biggest snow plows and salt trucks.

01/06/2014

Workers pile up sandbags outside a Gurnee barbershop on Thursday. (Credit: Ed Curran/CBS)

Governor Declares 38 Counties Disaster Areas Due To Floods

The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.

04/19/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Wants Federal Funds For Post-Blizzard Relief

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for federal funding to help pay for the costs of dealing with the blizzard of Feb. 1 and 2.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2011