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Community
10:35 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Tornadoes rip through north central Illinois

Credit Jenna Dooley / Illinois Public Radio

Authorities say fourteen people reported trapped in a north central Illinois restaurant flattened by a reported tornado have been rescued.  The people were trapped inside Grubsteakers restaurant located in the Ogle County city of Rochelle when a tornado swept across the area late Thursday.  

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Government
5:16 am
Mon March 23, 2015

New Tri-County group aims to boost chemical tracking, safety

Emergency officials in the Tri-County area are forming a new group to boost information sharing and planning.  

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Community
4:31 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Area emergency groups test response in mock terrorist incident

Credit Central Illinois Emergency Information Facebook

Local, state and federal emergency officials responded to a mock terrorist attack on the Illinois River Monday morning. The drill was hosted by the Fondulac Park District Police and U-S Coast Guard. It was designed to test how well different groups work together to respond to an emergency.  Fondulac Park District Police Chief Michael Johnson says the mock attack involved terrorists taking over the Peoria Lock and Dam and taking hostages:

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Government
12:35 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Lawmakers respond to propane shortage

With the state's return to a deep freeze, the governor and several lawmakers are responding to the shortage of propane in Illinois. Although there is enough propane to go around nationwide -- the problem has been getting it to where it's needed most.  Governor Pat Quinn declared a "propane emergency" on Monday. An executive order lets truck drivers avoid fees and taxes usually required to transport propane. For the propane that is available, the cost has skyrocketed. State Senator Dale Righter says he's heard from constituents forced into tough decisions.

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Storms
6:50 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Quinn tours tornado damage in Washington

Governor Pat Quinn says the state will help tornado-ravaged communities across Illinois with "every asset we have."

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