Man Charged With Stealing Donated Tornado Relief Supplies In FairdaleRichard Burtch is accused of stealing six to seven pickup loads worth of supplies, from tarps and tubs, to wheelbarrows and rakes, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said.
State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado DamageGov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.
Chicago To Play Tornado Benefit ConcertGrammy-winners Chicago will play a free benefit concert later this month to raise money for tornado recovery efforts in Illinois.
Delegation From Lombard To Distribute Relief Supplies In Washington, Ill. A group from the village of Lombard is heading southwest tomorrow morning - with loads of tools and supplies to help the people of Washington, Illinois, rebuild after the tornado, reports WBBM's Steve Miller.
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.