Ill. counties get help with snow removal costs

March 14, 2008 5:41:58 AM PDT
Seven northern Illinois counties are getting federal help to pay for snow removal for the record snowfall earlier last month. Governor Rod Blagojevich says the federal government approved his request for assistance for Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lake, McHenry, Stephenson and Winnebago counties.

The counties will be reimbursed for 75 percent of their expenses related to the heavy snowfall on February 5th and 6th.