November 21, 2013
November 21, 2013
Dozens of Illinois communities devastated by strong line of storms that moved through Midwest on Sunday
Collinsville, IL (November 20, 2013). As communities throughout central and southern Illinois begin picking up the pieces following a devastating line of storms that moved through the Midwest on Sunday, Ameren Illinois President and CEO Richard J. Mark today pledged $50,000 to the Illinois Tornado Relief Fund of the American Red Cross to assist with the state’s disaster relief efforts.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
November 19, 2013
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced today that victims of Sunday’s tornadoes will be offered the following services over the next 30 days at no charge: duplicate certificate of title, duplicate vehicle registration, duplicate driver’s license and duplicate state ID card.
White initiated a law effective in July 2012 that gives his office authority to waive such fees for residents impacted by natural disasters and living in counties that have been declared disaster areas by the governor. The 13 counties proclaimed disaster areas include: Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford counties.
Ameren Illinois nears completion of storm restoration work
Service to remaining areas expected no later than end of the Wednesday
Collinsville, Ill. (Nov. 19, 2013) – After battling weather and hazardous working conditions throughout the past two days, Ameren Illinois field crews and support staff have restored service to 94 percent of all customers.
As of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, about 7,500 customers were without power, mostly concentrated in the hard-hit areas of Washington, Pekin, Bloomington, Danville and Gifford.
Estimated safe restoration times for all customers in Pekin, Groveland, Roanoke, East Peoria, Bloomington, Danville, Tuscola and Pana is the end of the day today. Restoration work is also in progress for customers in Washington and Gifford and both areas are expected to have service by the end of the day on Wednesday.
November 18, 2013 (Danville, Illinois)— The Festival of Trees closed yesterday due to storm-related power outages, much like the rest of the Danville area. As a result, organizers have made some announcements:
The Festival of Trees is open for business as planned today, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., including all scheduled events.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department has made two arrests in connection with an October home invasion.
Dustin Brockett, 27, and K’La Brockett, 21, both of Danville, were arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s investigators on charges of home invasion and robbery.
November 14, 2013