Rauner Lobbying for Illinois to Serve as ‘Host State’ for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

Rauner Lobbying for Illinois to Serve as ‘Host State’ for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

Governor Bruce Rauner would like to see Illinois serve as a host state for hurricane victims from Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico back in September, and recovery has been slow. Illinois emergency management agency director James Joseph says that’s why they are asking the federal government to consider Illinois as a host state for Puerto Ricans who have lost everything.

Joseph says state officials want to help Puerto Ricans who lost their homes when hurricane Maria ripped through the island in September.

Joseph says the feds will be paying all associated costs.