Cook Among Counties on Storm-Aid List

The snow may have melted, but Chicago-area residents won’t soon forget the Blizzard of 2011.
The storm is on the mind of our president, too, and not just because his Chicago home was buried in snow like the rest of us.
President Barack Obama on Monday received a formal request from Governor Pat Quinn asking that 60 Illinois counties be declared federal disaster areas due to February’s snowstorm.
According to Quinn’s office, state and local governments spent more than $64 million dealing with the storm and its aftermath.
If federal disaster assistance is approved, local governments could be reimbursed for 75 percent of their extraordinary storm-related expenses, including emergency protective measures, debris removal and permanent repair of damages to government-owned buildings and utilities.
“Record snowfall and dangerous ice from this major winter storm created significant challenges for local governments earlier this month,” said Governor Quinn. “While the snow is mostly gone, the serious financial impacts of the storm remain. Today I am asking President Obama to help these communities recover many of their expenses by approving this request.”
Here are the 60 counties in Illinois requesting federal assistance for February’s winter storm:
Adams
Bond
Boone
Brown
Bureau
Calhoun
Carroll
Cass
Christian
Clark
Clay
Coles

cars abandoned on Lake Shore Drive during the blizzard
Cars stuck and abandoned on Lake Shore Drive will forever be associated with Chicago's Blizzard of 2011.

Cook
Crawford
Cumberland
DeKalb
Douglas
DuPage
Edgar
Effingham
Fayette
Ford
Fulton
Hancock
Henderson
Henry
Jasper
Jo Daviess
Kane
Knox
Lake
LaSalle
Lee
Logan
Marion
Marshall
Mason
McDonough
two adorable kids holding shovels outside their Chicago home in the snow.
Many students enjoyed days off school during the snowstorm, even Chicago Public School students, who hadn't had a snow day since 1999.

McHenry
Menard
Mercer
Morgan
Moultrie
Ogle
Peoria
Pike
Putnam
Richland
Rock Island
Schuyler
Scott
Shelby
Stark
Tazewell
Warren
Washington
Whiteside
Will
Winnebago
Woodford
Stay tuned to Chicagoland Real Estate Forum to see if Chicago resident and President of the United States Obama approves the aid for Illinois.

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