Finishing a three-day New Year's weekend tour of central and southern Illinois flood damage, Gov. Bruce Rauner says the worst seems to be in the state's southern tip.  The governor says he was in almost daily contact to monitor the situation from his overseas vacation but ultimately decided to come back and see for himself.

Rauner, speaking in Riverton, near Springfield, says he cannot order people to evacuate, but …

Rauner says they are limited on state funding so they are looking for federal disaster aid to help those who have been impacted by the flood:

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Twelve counties, including much of the Metro East, have been declared state disaster areas.  The governor toured flood damage in Alton and Grafton last Friday.


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