A cargo plane that had been pledged by an unnamed philanthropist to take the goods to the Philippines has not yet materialized. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.
Both 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.
The 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.