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October 7, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Disasters don't take a holiday and neither will the staff at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operating in Freeport, Cicero, Westchester, Chicago State University and the Austin area of Chicago. The centers will be open Monday through Saturday, including Columbus Day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.
October 6, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Recipients of state and federal disaster assistance grants will not have to pay taxes on those funds. Disaster relief payments provided to survivors of the Illinois severe storms and flooding are not subject to income tax, self-employment tax, or employment taxes such as Social Security, Medicare and federal unemployment taxes, said officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
October 4, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- State disaster officials will hold a briefing to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Moultrie County apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding. The briefing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at: Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library2 West Water St.Sullivan, IL 61951
October 4, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Con artists in Illinois and neighboring states have attempted to defraud people who had damage from flooding or have tried to defraud the government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) warn residents to keep these points in mind:
October 1, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Illinois residents with damage from the summer floods July 19-Aug. 7 can get disaster help in any language. “With any language from Arabic to Vietnamese, someone can get on the phone and walk you through the entire process, from telling us about your damages to completing the necessary forms,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory Eaton, in charge of the Illinois disaster response for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 1, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — More than $222.3 million has been approved in disaster assistance grants for Illinois residents recovering from the severe storms and flooding of July 19 - Aug. 7. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) work together  to provide disaster recovery assistance to homeowners, renters, and business owners in the seven counties designated for Individual Assistance — Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago.
September 30, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 27, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Only three weeks remain to apply for disaster assistance for this summer’s floods. Homeowners, renters and businesses with damages from the severe storms and flooding that occurred July 19 – Aug. 7 and located in one of the seven counties designated for federal assistance may be eligible for federal and state aid. The deadline to apply is Oct. 18, 2010.
September 24, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- The federal government has approved nearly $200 million in disaster assistance grants for Illinois residents recovering from the severe storms and flooding July 19 - Aug. 7. The deadline for applying for federal disaster assistance is Oct. 18, 2010.
September 23, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials say more aid may be available to applicants who have received and returned a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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