FRANKFORT - Gov. Pat Quinn addresses the deadly and violent string of tornadoes that hit Illinois Sunday.
Quinn is touring the hardest hit areas today including a stop in Frankfort. He spoke about the importance of coming together in a very trying time.
"It is important that we see ourselves as a family, that we come together when something very dangerous and difficult and deadly happens. And the people, we're all in this together and our state government is going to respond with every asset we have to make sure that these communities and the people in them are able to recover. We want to help each other. That's really, I think, the spirit of Illinois. It is important we see ourselves as a family of 13 million people and everyone in Illinois wants to help the victims of these deadly tornadoes that created so much destruction yesterday. We want to work together."
Quinn has declared seven counties disaster areas. In Washington alone, storms damaged or destroyed about 400 homes and killed at least six people.