President Joe Biden declares federal disaster over damage from storms earlier this summer

President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for areas in Illinois affected by heavy rains and flooding earlier this summer, freein...

August 20, 2023
2:28 AM

President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for areas in Illinois affected by heavy rains and flooding earlier this summer, freeing federal funds to assist in recovery efforts. The federal money will supplement state and local efforts to help Cook County residents and businesses who suffered losses due to severe storms that hit the area from June 29 to July 2, according to the White House. Additional counties could be added to the disaster area and made eligible for assistance as damage assessments are completed.

Chicago Tribune staff