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In the ongoing effort to support our local, county, and state partners, IEMA will provide information and specifics to coordinate current information:

*Presidential Disaster Declaration for St. Clair County in Illinois

*Presidential Disaster Declaration for Cook County in Illinois

*The State of Illinois Disaster Proclamation for the Asylum Seekers in Illinois

Schools/Campus – Ready to Respond Campus

Designated Campuses

Criteria and Application

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has introduced Ready to Respond Campus, a new component of Illinois’ Ready to Respond effort. The program is designed to enhance campus safety, preparedness, and response efforts at colleges and universities across Illinois. The designation is based on completion of required criteria developed by IEMA, in cooperation with a task force of college and university law enforcement and emergency management professionals. The criteria for recog​nition assure an “all hazards” approach to planning and exercising for potential issues impacting Illinois campuses.

Colleges and universities meeting the criteria will be designated a Ready to Respond Campus and will receive an award certification and approval to use the Ready Campus logo as a part of their correspondence, advertisements, posters, etc. for a period of three years. 

It is recommended that any Campuses interested in the Ready Campus Program contact Abby Damm at​ for more information.


Emergency Management Agency Review