Governor JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for Madison and St. Clair counties to help with recovery efforts following a fire at a recycling facility.
The proclamation is effective immediately and will remain in effect for 30 days.
The governor announced the proclamation on Thursday, August 11. It grants the State of Illinois the ability to expedite the use of state resources, personnel or equipment to help affected communities recover.
“I’d like to praise the first responders who were on the scene quickly and thank them for their ongoing efforts to extinguish the fire,” the governor said. “To support our communities in the Metro East, my administration has acted swiftly to utilize every available resource, accelerating the recovery process and providing relief for those affected by this incident.”