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Extreme cold stops mail delivery

CHICAGO (AP) — You may have heard that “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night …” will prevent mail carriers from completing their appointed rounds. But the unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service apparently doesn’t include the cold. Wednesday, they ...Read more

Amtrak cancels all trains into and out of Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Extreme weather conditions have prompted Amtrak to cancel all trains into and out of Chicago. Amtrak says short-distance and long-distance, overnight trains are cancelled for Wednesday. Short-distance services are also canceled on Thursday, and most long-distance services to or ...Read more

Gov. J.B Pritzker issues a disaster proclamation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation ahead of forecast double-digit subzero temperatures in Illinois, calling the weather “potentially historic.” Pritzker said the “cold weather headed our way Tuesday night into Thursday morning may ...Read more

Warming centers in Peru

PERU – Warming centers have been established in Peru due to extreme frigid weather conditions expected. Illinois Valley Community Hospital is keeping its cafeteria open around the clock to serve as a warming center for people who need relief from the cold. Anyone who wants to warm up at ...Read more

Ottawa short on warming centers

OTTAWA – Ottawa Central Dispatch has announced that the only warming center available will be The Department of Human Services during normal business hours. PADS shelter in Ottawa has stated they will be open 24 hours, but have already reached maximum capacity for their homeless residents. ...Read more

Police report double homicide in Peoria

PEORIA – Two people were pronounced dead after being shot early Tuesday morning in Peoria. Peoria Police say a shot spotter alert alerted them to an incident in the 200 block of East Virginia where four shots had been fired. Authorities state two men were found, one on the ground near a ...Read more