State Senators Jason Barickman of
Earlier this month, FEMA denied aid after recovery costs for state governments because they didn't reach a $17.8 million threshold.
A handful of house members, including Aaron Schock and Cheri Bustos introduced legislation in Washington on Thursday what would change the way that threshold is decided.
In the meantime, the deadline for tornado victims to apply for FEMA aid has been extended to February 3.
To do so, call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.