Illinois Emergency Management Agency

State News
8:13 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Coles County forming search-and-rescue team

(AP) - Eastern Illinois has a newly formed search and rescue team. Eight new members are going through training now with the Coles County Emergency Management Agency. They'll join 17 current members. Agency deputy director Jim Hilgenberg says the team will continue to grow.

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State News
7:58 am
Fri April 24, 2015

East Peoria landslide victims receive grant funding

  Victims of landslides in East Peoria two years ago will receive help from the state.   The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has approved a $2 million grant applied for by the city of East Peoria. The money will pay to buy and tear down seven homes that were destroyed and help permanently fix parts of one subdivision. Four of the homes have stood empty since backyards slid down a ravine during heavy rains in April 2013.  East Peoria is facing a federal lawsuit by 29 homeowners impacted by the landslides. Attorney Carl Reardon is representing the homeowners.

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State News
5:46 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Illinois agency assessing damage in Fairdale tornado for aid

An Illinois agency says it's still trying to determine what assistance might be available to victims of a deadly tornado that struck northern Illinois earlier this month.

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State News
11:35 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Illinoisans warned to prepare for severe spring weather

Severe weather predictions have prompted Illinois emergency officials to ask residents to be prepared if storm warnings are issued.

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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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