State officials say a section of ceiling has fallen in the Illinois State Fairgrounds' Livestock Center as the building hosts the Illinois Beef Expo.

Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal help for people in four northern Illinois counties affected by flooding and severe storms this summer. 

Peoria County hopes to re-open one of the courtrooms damaged in a flood by early next month.  

Peoria County is considering different ways to repair damage from a flood earlier this month at the county Courthouse. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

The city of Washington in Central Illinois faces sobering financial numbers as it recovers from last month’s devastating tornado.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

Volunteers turn out for Gifford recovery

Nov 19, 2013

The cleanup of tornado damage in the Central Illinois community of Gifford is bringing out more than the volunteer efforts of the Red Cross and United Way.  

Volunteers and first responders helped residents recover from yesterday’s devastating storms in Central Illinois. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports on some of the efforts:

State assessing flood damage in Peoria County

May 10, 2013

State and federal damage assessment teams are in Peoria County, surveying properties following last month’s severe flooding.  The assessment process is required for area counties to qualify for federal disaster funding.  Jonathon Monken directs the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.  He says residents affected by the flooding shouldn’t wait to clean up properties or file flood insurance:

Federal flood damage assessments in IL

Apr 29, 2013
Illinois Department of Transportation, District Four

Federal officials started to assess the damage to Illinois homes and businesses Monday from the recent floods.  The head of Illinois’ Emergency Management Agency says the state wants tens of millions of dollars from the federal government to help pay for flood damage.  Governor Pat Quinn says homeowners and businesses who suffered flood damage could qualify for loans to get back some of the money spent on clean-up. “It’s important that we assess all of the expenses and the damage that occurred because of the floods.