Quinn Sending 95 National Guard Troops To VermontGov. Pat Quinn is sending 95 members of the Illinois National Guard and eight helicopters to Vermont to help with flood relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Roskam: Disaster Relief Funds Might Become Big Budget BattleDisaster relief aid for those impacted by Hurricane Irene and other spring and summer storms may be the next big budget battle in Congress.
Long Lines At O'Hare For Backlogged Flights After IreneHurricane Irene has stranded nearly 700,000 air travelers at airports across the country, and now, frustrated passengers – including many at O’Hare International Airport – must wait to be rebooked on flights.
Hurricane Irene Affecting Travelers In ChicagoWhile East Coast residents are dealing with Hurricane Irene, travelers in Chicago are changing their plans after airlines are reporting more delays and cancellations Saturday afternoon.
Chicagoans Ready To Help In Hurricane ZoneChicagoans will be helping relief and repair efforts in the hurricane zone. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and ComEd have already deployed crews in advance of the storm.