URBANA --The Urbana Fire Department is upgrading its rescue tools to keep you safe.
ILLINOIS -- State and federal lawmakers want changes to how disaster relief aid is handed out.
GIFFORD -- State leaders are taking action after bad news from the federal government. FEMA isn't giving money to any Illinois communities to help rebuild infrastructure after the tornado.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is releasing a $45 million dollar relief package for areas affected by the November tornadoes.
GIFFORD -- A FEMA appeal denial was just one topic at a town hall meeting Tuesday night.
ILLINOIS -- For the second time, FEMA has denied the state's appeal for funding to help towns affected by November's tornadoes.
VILLA GROVE -- The city is preparing for flooding after receiving a $350,000 grant from FEMA.
GIFFORD -- Officials say last year's tornado caused more damage than first thought.
Update: 4:38 pm, 1/31/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- Towns denied federal disaster assistance after November's tornado outbreak could have a second chance to claim benefits.
Update: 10:06 pm, 1/23/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Good news for people trying to rebuild after November's tornadoes.
Update: 10:05 pm, 1/18/14, Saturday GIFFORD -- Another woman received help from FEMA.
ILLINOIS -- FEMA's decision to give only $12-million to tornado victims isn't sitting well with Illinois' senators.
GIFFORD -- Residents react to being turned down for federal aid from FEMA.
GIFFORD -- Bad news for towns looking for more help after tornadoes two months ago.
RANTOUL -- FEMA has announced the Disaster Recovery Center, at the Rantoul Recreation Building, in the 100-block of East Flessner, will close Saturday, December 21, at 8 pm.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lots of families in Central Illinois are relying on federal assistance to rebuild their lives after last month's tornadoes.
RANTOUL -- People needing help after last month's tornadoes can get more information starting Tuesday.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Disaster victims are getting help from FEMA.
TUSCOLA -- One farmer who turned to FEMA for disaster aid after last month's tornadoes is coming up empty-handed.
ILLINOIS -- FEMA has specific instructions and guidelines for those recovering from storm damage.
GIFFORD -- Federal and state EMA crews spent Thursday inspecting parts of town.
LONGVIEW -- People usually turn to first responders when they have an emergency, but one Champaign County Fire Department is sending out a call for help for problems of its own.
Update: 4:22 pm, 6/4/13, Tuesday
VILLA GROVE -- Flood victims are one step closer to getting federal aid.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn asked President Obama to declare eleven counties major disaster areas as a result of storms, heavy rainfall and flooding which hit the state last month.
SPRINGFIELD -- Last week's flooding left behind a lot of damage.
VILLA GROVE -- More than 20" of rain seeped into the basement of Darren Wright and Karen Scott.
URBANA -- First responders are practicing this week for emergencies that could take them out of the state.
FEMA said no, but the Small Business Administration said yes.
SPRINGFIELD-- Governor Quinn responded to FEMA's denial of the state's appeal for federal assistance to help people affected by the February 29 tornado.
This store in Harrisburg is piling up with food and supplies.
FEMA's decision to not help Illinois' tornado ravaged counties isn't only upsetting politicians.
Update: 4:07 pm, Monday, March 12
Governor Pat Quinn issued a statement today, about Illinois' efforts to secure federal assistance for people affected by the devastating tornado which tore through the state on February 29.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is investing more than $1.7 million in seven fire departments and fire protection districts in the state.