Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation say they’re disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for disaster assistance.
A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said Wednesday he’s confident that federal officials will reverse their denial of federal disaster relief funds to five tornado-ravaged counties in southern Illinois.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of assistance to homeowners affected by the southern Illinois tornado.
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.
Less than a week after a tornado killed six people in downstate Harrisburg, the State of Illinois is holding a drill in every county Tuesday morning.
In the wake of the destruction left by a massive tornado in downstate Harrisburg, residents in southern Illinois are in desperate need of relief.
Residents of Harrisburg, Ill., are now trying to come to grips with the devastation of a massive EF-4 tornado that struck on Wednesday morning and killed six people.
Six downstate residents were killed, and more than 100 others were injured, in a powerful storm with an EF4 tornado slammed southern Illinois early Wednesday.
It’s officially the rainiest day since they began keeping records in 1871, according to the National Weather Service.
Minutes count when a tornado is approaching, and that is where sirens can save lives.
Clean-up crews have made a big dent in removing the downed trees, limbs and other debris left behind by last week’s tornado in northwest suburban Mt. Prospect, but work still needs to be done.
Cleanup efforts from the tornado last week continue Monday in Mount Prospect, as the village begins debris removal.
Neighbors are cleaning up a day after strong storms prompted a tornado warning and produced a funnel cloud south of Chicago.
A tornado spotted near south suburban Calumet City has prompted a tornado warning for Cook County and northwest Indiana.
The Addison-based Lutheran Church Charities is using “comfort dogs” to help stressed people in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo.
A former Winfield resident is among the lucky survivors of the deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo.
More showers and thunderstorms soaked Chicago on Thursday, prompting more flood advisories and warnings.
Clean up crews were hard at work clearing away debris and salvaging whatever property they could in St. Anne.
At least one person was hurt in the severe storms that ripped through portions of the Chicago area Sunday. Hail fell in several suburbs, while a possible tornado in northwest Indiana destroyed a building and toppled power lines.