Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked the Small Business Administration (SBA) to step in to help people and businesses in Stephenson County and its neighboring counties that were affected by recent flooding, according to a press release.
Extensive flooding has prompted Gov. Bruce Rauner to proclaim Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson and Whiteside counties as disaster areas, according to Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Rochelle).
While state lawmakers ended a two-year budget impasse, the measures adopted by the Illinois Legislature will not fix the state's fiscal mess, an analyst who co-wrote a paper that places the state 49th in long-run solvency told the Sangamon Sun.