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September 10, 2002

Governor Ryan Says Illinois is Ready for Higher State of Alert; Requests Continued Vigilance by Illinois Residents

CHICAGO-- Governor Ryan issued the following statement after the White House Office of Homeland Security's decision to raise the alert status to orange, or a high state of alert:

"Illinois emergency and public safety personnel will be ready for the heightened state of alert. We have been on a heightened status since last September 11th.

“The State's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be fully operational and staffed by representatives of all the key state agencies. They will be coordinating with local police, fire and public safety agencies across the state. Today the EOC is sharing information on the higher alert status with Illinois police agencies.

“We once again ask that the people of Illinois share in the responsibility of securing our homeland by reporting any suspicious activity to law enforcement. Members of the public will see a more visible police and security presence in accordance with the higher alert status.

“We ask the public for their patience in complying with enhanced security procedures or requests. At the same time, I would like to second President Bush's call for Americans to live their normal lives and go on with their schedule. Tomorrow morning, I will conduct a memorial ceremony for the victims of September 11th at the fire and police memorials at the Illinois capitol."


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