Disaster Declaration

Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster declaration ahead of the severe winter storm headed for our area. Around 130 members of the Illinois National Guard have been tapped to ensure all state resources are available as heavy snow, ice, and blizzard conditions are expected in the coming days, according to a press release.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency will also provide more than 1,800 Illinois Department of Transportation trucks and equipment, and Illinois State Police patrols to help stranded motorists. “On the ground, all state assets stand ready to assist,” said Pritzker. “I encourage everyone to do what you can to stay safe: listen to local authorities to stay up to date with the latest conditions in your community and make sure your household has essentials.”

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