Monroe County added to disaster proclamation

On Monday, July 24, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker expanded a disaster proclamation to include additional counties based on the severe weather, tornadoes, and derecho that affected communities across the state from June 29 through July 2.

The original disaster proclamation covered only seven counties, but 13 more have now been added. This includes Monroe County.

For more on the proclamation, please see this week’s print edition.