Illinois Emergency Management Agency

State News
2:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Illinois disaster preparedness affected by Department of Homeland Security

Local officials say if congress doesn’t reach an agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security it could hurt the area’s disaster preparedness.  Michael Masters heads Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security.

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State News
9:22 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Colleges Earn Emergency Preparedness Status

It's a new college recruitment tool: a logo that certifies a school as "Campus Ready" for an emergency; be it a natural disaster, or a violent situation, like a shooting.

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State News
11:21 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Illinois tightens security at government buildings following Boston bombings

The bombings yesterday in Boston has put security agencies on higher alert.  In Illinois, authorities say there have been no specific threats made.   Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford spoke with the state's Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken about efforts here.

  

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