"We're responding to any needs that the county and city are asking for," Pritzker said at news conference held at the corner of East Stephenson and
Pritzker was joined by representatives from the
"We've actually raised this to a level-two emergency situation for the state," Pritzker said. "Really, every resource that can be brought to bear is being brought to bear."
Water levels on the
"We've got a sustained flooding situation across both counties and across the region," Pritzker said. "It's going to recede a little bit but come back up. I want everybody to be safe."
It's unclear when those who have evacuated their homes due to flooding will be able to return. About 175 residents of
"We're waiting for the river levels to drop below flood stage and then we need to do damage assessments," said
"As you're standing on the blacktop, there have been reports that some water is actually running under streets on one side and coming out the other, so clearly we have some roads that are very much compromised."
"Floodwaters may be contaminated and can create unsafe conditions or accelerate mildew and mold growth in homes," she said.
Rain and snow in
"We're looking at a sustained flood fight in the state of
The city of
The grant would allow property owners with flood insurance to receive the assessed value of the property, plus five times the cost of flood insurance. For those without flood insurance, the city would be able to offer the owner the assessed value of the home and up to an additional
"We have packaged those up and, yes, we'll continue to give that extra emphasis," Tate-Nadeau said while standing near a flooded area in
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