“Flooding in the Illinois and Mississippi river valley throughout the 100th District has been at a critical stage for some time and I appreciate Governor Pritzker activating the National Guard to help at this crucial time. I am glad that we can come together for the safety and well-being of the people and communities affected.
“Most importantly, I would like to thank the volunteers, first responders, and local officials who have spent countless hours flood-fighting. I also want to thank the Department of Corrections, Department of Emergency Management for their support. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone as we work to protect our families and neighbors.”