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Illinois colleges start emergency program

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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency teaming up with nine colleges and universities in Illinois for an emergency readiness program.

The program was launched Monday, April 22 and offers campuses a framework to prepare for emergencies. IEMA Executive Director Jonathon Monken said the program has become especially pertinent after the 2008 shooting at Northern Illinois University that claimed five lives.

Schools involved include the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Augustana College, Columbia College in Chicago, Heartland Community College in Normal, Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Richland Community College in Decatur, and Southeaster Illinois College in Harrisburg.

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