Governor works to get federal aid

Published 11/26 2013 11:48AM

Updated 11/26 2013 12:43PM

ILLINOIS -- The governor is requesting federal aid for areas affected by tornadoes. Earlier this month, he asked President Obama to declare fifteen counties major disaster areas. They include Champaign, Douglas and Vermilion.

If approved, low-interest loans would be available to people and businesses. An assessment last week found almost 2,500 homes were damaged and nearly 800 homes were destroyed.

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