FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — The congressional delegation for Illinois is asking President Barack Obama to make a disaster declaration allowing small businesses to get loans in recovery from severe storms and tornadoes in northern Illinois in April.
A news release from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office says lawmakers sent a letter to Obama on Wednesday asking for the declaration. It would allow business owners to get Small Business Administration loans to repair or replace damaged real estate, property and other items.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cooler Tuesday; Beach Hazards Statement In Effect
The letter says at least two tornadoes went through DeKalb and Ogle counties April 9. Two people were killed in the small community of Fairdale.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver Wanted In Deadly Hit And Run Near Jefferson Park CTA Station
Durbin’s office says the lawmakers’ letter follows another sent Saturday by Gov. Bruce Rauner to Obama regarding storm recovery.MORE NEWS: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
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