June 29, 2012
By Mike Fitzgerald
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The metro-east’s federal lawmakers helped defeat a measure Friday to require owners of homes and businesses — including those in the American Bottoms — behind structurally sound levees to buy flood insurance.
U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, teamed with U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, and U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, and Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park, to reject the measure…more