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Illinois

February 2nd, 2011. Abandoned cars on the highway covered in snow.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The blizzard of 2011 dumped a foot and a half of snow over parts of Illinois. Antioch recorded an astounding 27 inches. Drifts reached 53 mph, rendering major roads such as Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive impassable. Stranded commuters were forced to abandon cars en masse. On the roads still open, State Police reported nearly 40 crashes.
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State Information

Homeland Security Advisor
Department of Homeland Security
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-1486
http://www.ready.illinois.gov

IEMA/Illinois Terrorism Task Force
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield , IL 62703
(217) 782-2700
www.ready.illinois.gov/ittf

Illinois Emergency Management Agency
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield , IL 62703
(217) 557-4757
www.state.il.us/iema/

Local Information

Cook County
Office of Grant Management
69 W. Washington, Suite 2610
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-1136
www.cookcountygov.com

City of Chicago - Office of Emergency Management and Communications
1411 West Madison Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 746-9111
Alert Chicago

DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-682-7925
oem@dupageco.org
Follow @ProtectDuPage:
www.ProtectDuPage.org
www.Facebook.com/ProtectDuPage
www.Twitter.com/ProtectDuPage

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Illinois Citizen Corps Council
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 558-1334
www.ready.illinois.gov/citizencorps

Localized Ready Programs

Chicago
The Office of Emergency Management and Communication's Alert Chicago program localized the Ready Campaign in February 2007 and again in September 2009, including television, radio and outdoor PSAs. The ads fulfill to a local Chicago Web site http://www.alertchicago.com.