SPRINGFIELD--(ENEWSPF)--January 27, 2016. Remarks as prepared for delivery:
This past year, we’ve seen major storms, deadly tornados and, recently, record flooding. In every instance, our emergency management team has been there with timely assistance, working hand-in-hand with the impacted communities and local officials. I am constantly in awe of the way our communities come together in times of trouble. This spirit of Illinois is what inspires me every day.
James Joseph, our IEMA director, is with us today: For the work you and all our first responders and emergency personnel do, please accept our deepest . . .