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Students Return To Class As Feds Begin Official Tornado Damage AssessmentFederal officials will be meeting with state and local authorities in downstate Washington on Thursday to begin evaluating the damage caused to homes and businesses on Sunday, when tornadoes devastated the small town and other parts of central Illinois.
3 Weeks Left For Spring Flood Victims To Apply For Federal AidIn just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.
State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster ReliefHelp is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.
State Aid Coming To Tornado-Ravaged Downstate CommunitiesWith Federal Emergency Management Agency officials twice denying aid, Gov. Pat Quinn says the State of Illinois is moving to assist Southern Illinois communities devastated by tornadoes last month.
Congressman: FEMA 'Got Everything Wrong' In Denying Tornado AidA downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.
Quinn To Challenge FEMA Denial Of Tornado Relief AidGov. Pat Quinn says he will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of assistance to homeowners affected by the southern Illinois tornado.
Quinn, Senators Furious After FEMA Denies Tornado AidBoth U.S. Senators from Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn, are unhappy with the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to Southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes.
Paul: No Federal Money For Tornado Victims U.S. Rep. and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) says victims of the tornados in downstate Harrisburg and elsewhere in the Midwest and South shouldn’t receive any federal aid, and should instead buy insurance.
Suburban Fire Department Gets $327,000 GrantThe Elgin Fire Department added almost a third of a million dollars in federal grant money to its budget that it will use to hire firefighters.
Latino Community Wary Of Federal Flood AidIn Chicago's Latino community, there is concern that people are losing out on federal flood aid with the final deadline to apply fast approaching.
Deadline Extended For Disaster ReliefThe deadline for Illinois residents to apply for federal disaster assistance from summer flooding has been extended to Nov. 17 due to the large number of applicants.