Illinois Applies For Federal Assistance For July Flood VictimsIEMA director James Joseph said their assessment found more than 3,200 homes in northern Illinois were damaged by flooding.
2 Investigators: Electric Grid Vulnerable To Attacks, Natural DisastersCriminal action or natural disaster, there are warnings that both pose impending threats to our electrical grid. In this Original Report, CBS 2's Dave Savini looks at the security of our power system. Whether the electric grid gets hacked by cyber criminals, physically attacked at a power plant or Mother Nature strikes -- all could be devastating to the system.
State Conducting Tornado Drill TodayTornado sirens will sound all across Illinois on Tuesday, as part of a statewide drill taking place in all 102 counties.
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.
Extra Security For Weekend Race, Cubs Games After Boston BombingsIn the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association was honoring their Boston colleagues with a Unity Run on Tuesday. The run, starting at Foster Avenue beach, was not getting any special security attention, but other sporting events in Chicago over the next few days will.
Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown MassacreThe deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.
State Officials Conduct Nuclear Crisis DrillThe radiation crisis in Japan has Illinois state officials watching closely. State officials conducted an emergency drill on Wednesday to test their readiness for a nuclear crisis here.
Emergency Agency Gets High Marks For BlizzardThe head of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency gave a positive review to the state’s preparation for, and response to, the blizzard last week.
New Game Teaches Earthquake PreparednessA new online educational video game is intended to help Illinoisans prepare for an earthquake.
State Officials Urge Testing For RadonIllinois officials are encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this week during Radon Action Week.