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Local warming centers here!

The following facilities are available as warming centers:   LaSalle County Department OF Human Services 1560 First Ave Ottawa Crossbridge Community Church Building 412 – Ottawa Campus 4161 Columbus St   Illinois Valley Community Hospital 925 West St,

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

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

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

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

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

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