Quinn asks for Douglas County disaster declaration
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to request a federal disaster declaration for Douglas County in connection with last month's heavy rains and flooding.
That's according to Patti Thompson, a spokesperson with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Thompson said it's unclear when Quinn will make that request.
Villa Grove in Douglas County was one of the communities hit hard by the rains in mid-April, as it received more than six inches of rain in a matter of days, causing flooding throughout the city.
So far, residents in 25 counties in the state are now able to apply for disaster assistance, after receiving a federal disaster declaration. None of those 25 counties are in East Central Illinois.