State Of Emergency
As he toured flood damage in the western and northwestern suburbs, Gov. Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency, and said residents of northeastern Illinois must be prepared for flooding throughout the state over the next few days.
A state of emergency is in effect in north suburban Lake County, due to damage and power problems from the storms on Monday.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has declared a state of emergency as the great Blizzard of 2011 clobbers the area.