State News
7:42 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Il politicians challenge FEMA formula

Debris from Washington tornado.
Credit Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio
This week, Governor Pat Quinn gave a keynote speech at a forum in Washington, D.C. on natural disasters. The governor says Illinois has suffered a record-number of incidents in recent years. And yet the state has come up short when it's sought help from the federal government. That includes a rejection following the outbreak of 25 tornados in Illinois at the end of last year, tornadoes from which the towns of Washington, Gifford, and others are still recovering. Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky has the story.