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News Release 1/28/08

NEWS RELEASE
Winnebago County Board Chairman’s Office • 404 Elm St Rm 533 • Rockford, IL 61101 • 815-319-4225 • Fax: 815-319-4226

Winnebago County Board
Chairman Scott H. Christiansen
Proclaims Disaster Emergency
in Winnebago County Due to Flooding

Press Room FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2008 Contact: Dennis Lolli, Director of ESDA- (815) 319-6215 or Kurt Ditzler, Chief Deputy, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Dept. - (815) 319-6312

(Rockford, IL) – Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott H. Christiansen has signed a “Proclamation of Winnebago County Disaster Emergency” stating that a disaster emergency exists in Winnebago County due to the flooding along the Rock River. On Saturday, January 19, 2008 flooding began along the Rock River in the Village of Machesney Park, the unincorporated areas of Winnebago County, and the City of Rockford. On Friday, January 25, 2008, Mayor Linda Vaughn, Village of Machesney Park requested the proclamation be initiated by the Chairman. Attached is a copy of the proclamation which was sent to Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) in Springfield and Dixon, IL earlier today.

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