Jonathon Monken http://wuis.org en Illinois Test Runs Earthquake Response http://wuis.org/post/illinois-test-runs-earthquake-response <p>The Midwest isn't typically thought of as a place at risk of a major earthquake. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken says the chances are higher than most people would estimate. He says the U.S. Geological Survey says that in the next 50 years, there is a 10-percent chance that Illinois could experience an earthquake of the magnitude emergency responders are running practice exercises for this week. It's meant to test capabilities in the event of a quake in the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:20:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 27390 at http://wuis.org Illinois Test Runs Earthquake Response Want FEMA Aid? Even If "Home Is Totally Destroyed" Governor Tells Victims To Document http://wuis.org/post/want-fema-aid-even-if-home-totally-destroyed-governor-tells-victims-document <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>State officials say victims of yesterday's (Nov. 17) storms should take extra care in documenting their material losses. Illinois learned the hard way why that can be important.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About two years ago, seven people died in the tornadoes that rocked Harrisburg, in deep southern Illinois. And yet the state was denied a request for federal assistance. That meant home and business owners could not get federal loans, grants and other aide.</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:50:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13304 at http://wuis.org Want FEMA Aid? Even If "Home Is Totally Destroyed" Governor Tells Victims To Document School Safety An Ongoing Concern http://wuis.org/post/school-safety-ongoing-concern <p>A new Illinois law requires schools hold drills on what to do in the case of shooting.&nbsp; More security measures could be on the way.&nbsp;<br>The new law comes after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary last year put renewed focus on school security.&nbsp; Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken says it will continue to be an issue and more legislation is expected:<br> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 5554 at http://wuis.org School Safety An Ongoing Concern