Washington Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org en State offers tornado recovery relief after FEMA denial http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-offers-tornado-recovery-relief-after-fema-denial <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Governor Pat Quinn is offering 45 million dollars in state funding to help Illinois communities recover from November's deadly tornadoes. That’s after FEMA’s second denial for public disaster assistance.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:09:47 +0000 Tanya Koonce 19830 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State offers tornado recovery relief after FEMA denial Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-mayor-attend-state-union-address <div>The mayor of one of the hardest-hit communities during the November tornadoes is headed to the nation’s capital. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk invited Washington Mayor Gary Manier to attend next week’s State of the Union address. Manier says Kirk toured the damage shortly after the destructive storm destroyed hundreds of homes.</div><div> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Denise Molina 17895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address Gov Quinn visits Washington Jan 31 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-visits-washington-jan-31 <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-61523cb5-4a97-585a-8cd8-84ef34077631"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: 'Courier New'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation in Washington Illinois today that ensures FEMA funds to cover last spring’s flooding. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the state’s shared obligation for the FEMA relief is nearly six million dollars: </span></span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:44:24 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17012 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov Quinn visits Washington Jan 31 Volunteers still needed in tornado zones http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/volunteers-still-needed-tornado-zones <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">East Peoria, Pekin and Washington continue post-tornado debris removal and volunteers are still needed.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:38:28 +0000 Tanya Koonce 15755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Volunteers still needed in tornado zones