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Governor adds another county to drought disaster declaration

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Governor adds another county to drought disaster declaration

Governor adds another county to drought disaster declaration Winnebago County has been named in a drought disaster declaration by Illinois Gov J.B. Pritzker, joining Boone, Cook, DeKalb, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties. The disaster declaration allows counties to access emergency loans following drought conditions Winnebago county has been added to the USDA Secretarial natural disaster…

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ComEd reports wide outages in wake of wind storm

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ComEd reports wide outages in wake of wind storm

ComEd reports wide outages in wake of wind storm ComEd Restores Power to more than 260,000 customers following severe storm. Customers should prepare for a multi-day restoration. Damage ranges from broken tree limbs to damage to homes, vehicles and property ComEd crews have restored power to more than 260,000 customers throughout northern Illinois after a derecho…

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DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Storm Barry

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DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Storm Barry

DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Storm Barry Release Date: July 11, 2019 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Tropical Storm Barry to portions of the Gulf Coast, where Louisiana and Texas are under states of emergency. Our highest priority…

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The solution to climate change grows on trees

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The solution to climate change grows on trees

The solution to climate change grows on trees By John Keppler Americans are tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in ten Americans want utility companies to overhaul their operations and generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewables in the near future. That’s ambitious. Renewable energy accounts for just 17 percent of…

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas Gov. JB Pritzker activated the Illinois National Guard to help respond to flooding caused by this past week’s devastating tornadoes and heavy rain storms, and launched a program called “Don’t Wait, Evacuate” to urge residents in flood-slammed communities to leavew…

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Flooding concerns force closure of Illinois River

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Flooding concerns force closure of Illinois River

IDNR Announces River Closures Due to Flooding Illinois River from Marshall County to the confluence of the Mississippi River closed to recreational traffic The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has announced the closure of the Illinois River due to flooding. Conservation Police are reporting flooding, dangerous currents and floating debris has created hazardous conditions…

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Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex

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Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex

Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex ComEd restores service to 61,000 customers within first 24 hours ComEd crews and contractors restored electrical service this week to 64,000 customers affected by the polar vortex that plunged the temperature to negative 23 degrees, the second coldest in recorded history for the Chicago area. Power…

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ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

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ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

ComEd Prepares for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois Energy company encourages customers to be safe and report power outages via text or call ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather that may affect parts of the northern Illinois region it serves starting Tuesday evening (June 25, 2018). Current forecasts call for heavy rain,…

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National Weather Service issues severe flood warnings near Des Plaines River

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National Weather Service issues severe flood warnings near Des Plaines River

National Weather Service issues severe flood warnings near Des Plaines River Issued by the National Weather Service For Cook County, Illinois RIVER FLOOD WARNING FROM 5:17AM CDT FRI UNTIL 7AM CDT MON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE DES PLAINES RIVER NEAR DES PLAINES. FROM LATE TONIGHT TO…

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ComEd Readies for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

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ComEd Readies for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois

ComEd Readies for Severe Weather Across Northern Illinois ComEd, the energy company, encourages customers in Chicagoland to be safe and report outage information via text or call in the face of heavy storms headed to Chicagoland and the suburbs Wednesday May 2, 2018 ComEd is closely monitoring and preparing for severe weather that may affect…

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Chicagoland communities prepare for snow storm impact

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Chicagoland communities prepare for snow storm impact

Chicagoland communities prepare for snow storm impact The National Weather Service has issued a major storm alert for the Chicagoland area and suburbs. Schools, governments and many public agencies are closing, urging residents to be cautious while driving, to do welfare checks on neighbors who are disabled or seniors, and identifying warming centers in the…

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