Edwardsville chief on Amazon warehouse: ‘It was definitely one of our worst days’

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – In the wake of Friday night storms that left six dead at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, a disaster proclamation was issued Monday for 28 counties in southern and central Illinois. The proclamation will bring personnel or equipment from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to assist with storm recovery. “My administration is […]

Illinois urges residents to join worldwide earthquake drill

SPRINGFIELD — Earthquakes may be infrequent in Illinois, but state officials are urging the public to prepare by participating in a worldwide drill they say is the world’s largest. The drill, known as ShakeOut, is scheduled for Thursday morning. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says roughly 200,000 people in Illinois already have registered for the […]

News Around Illinois – November 22, 2019

Quad Cities Waiting For FEMA Checks After Flooding EAST MOLINE – Most local governments in the Quad Cities are waiting for checks from FEMA to help pay for flood expenses. Davenport, Iowa asked for $3.5 million. In Illinois, Rock Island County asked for $884,000; East Moline and Rock Island each submitted around $540,000 in eligible […]