Illinois provides disaster-planning money - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Illinois provides disaster-planning money

Posted:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is sending $62 million to 55 communities around the state for use on disaster plans.

 

The department announced Thursday the money is part of the IKE Disaster Recovery Planning Program. The program was set up after remnants of Hurricane Ike caused destruction in towns around the state in 2008.

 

Communities have to apply for the grants with plans that will help prevent damage from future disasters and help with recovery from damage that could come.

 

The grants went to communities across the state. They ranged from the town of Arcola just south of Champaign to Ottawa and Streator in central Illinois and Rock Island in the northwest. Most grants were between $75,000 and $125,000.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Current Events

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms