Illinois Ready to Deploy 550 Guardsmen If Needed
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)--October 2, 2017
Authored by: The Office of Governor Rauner
Governor Bruce Rauner is reaching out to officials in Puerto Rico, letting them know the state of Illinois stands ready to assist with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria's devastating impact on the island. Right now, more than 550 Illinois National Guardsmen are on alert and ready to deploy, if needed.
"Our fellow Americans need us," said Rauner. "I am ready to send our Guardsmen on a mission to make sure the people of Puerto Rico are safe and healthy . . .