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Dense fog advisory thios Friday morning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR OUR AREA LATE MORNING. ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE COMBINED WITH A LIGHT WIND REGIME HAS LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DENSE FOG OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL... EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS.

IN ADDITION... SURFACE TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW FREEZING OVER A LARGE PART OF THE ADVISORY AREA WHICH WILL LEAD TO SOME ICE FORMATION ON BRIDGE DECKS...OVERPASSES AND ON/OFF RAMPS. A SLOW IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED OVER MOST OF THE AREA LATE THIS MORNING. ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING...

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES WILL GRADUALLY EXPAND EAST AND SOUTH EARLY THIS MORNING.

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30th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade in Bradley on Friday

"It's a Wonderful Life" ... this year's theme for the Original Lighted Christmas Parade thru downtown Bradley. All the excitement steps off at 6:30 pm.

There's cash prizes for the top floats, all of which must be lighted. There's cash awards for each school marching band. Organizers say there's 58 entries and four marching bands.

Steve Wilder is the parade chairman, who tells WGFA News "it's hard to imagine it's been 30 years for this great event."

The theme will find business-fronts all dolled up to replicate George Bailey's hometown (Bedford Falls).

Just ONE, the original Santa Claus, rides in the parade.

Representing Mr Jack Frost is 6-year-old Austin Eades of Bradley and 9-year-old Abby Myers is Miss Merry Christmas !

The successful, post-season playoff run by the Bradley-Bourbonnais High School football team earned them the honor of parade grand Marshalls !

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Chambers’ encourage spending locally

Illiana area chamber of commerce officials are hoping area residents will remember to shop local this holiday season. Some select chamber offices have specific programs set up thru 'Chamber Bucks' or 'Chamber Coins' to keep people shopping at home.

The stay local effort keeps sales tax money at home and supports city services.

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Illinois House votes to free funds for municipalities

Local municipalities, domestic violence shelters, local 9-1-1 centers, and lottery winners are the intended recipients of almost $2 million the House passed Wednesday afternoon. Most of the money is from dedicated funds, including motor fuel tax collections and lottery ticket sales.

The domestic violence money comes from about $28 million in general revenue dollars, and Republican State Rep. David Harris made an issue of it.

"It is general revenue," he said. "So we can appropriate general revenue; my point being that we have this budget problem, but, oh, we can appropriate general revenue."
The sponsor, House Majority Leader, Democrat Barbara Flynn Currie, had a ready answer: "Much of what is in this bill was requested by the governor himself."

Harris and most of the other Republicans were holding their noses as they voted for the bill, but the governor said later that's the nature of compromise; everybody finds something not to like.

The Senate is back Monday to consider it.SB 2039 has passed the House, 107-1-1.    {IRN}

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Kinzinger, Kelly seeking another term in U.S. Congress

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, announced last week that he has filed his primary petitions with nearly double the signatures required to run for re-election in the 16th Congressional District of Illinois.
Congressman-woman Robin Kelly, D-Matteson. Is also seeking re-election to the 2nd Illinois District. Kelly has three other Democratic opponents in the Primary election in March.

Kinzinger is also challenged by a Rockford candidate.
"I have been honored to serve the constituents of the Illinois 16th District, and am pleased to announce I am seeking re-election," said Kinzinger. "I'd like to thank all of the supporters from across the district who have signed and circulated my petitions for re-election (and) agree it is time to renew America.

Kinzinger was first elected to Congress in 2010 and serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where he has worked to revitalize American manufacturing. He also served on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the 113th Congress and continues to be a leader on international and defense issues.

Kinzinger is a U.S. Air Force veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and serves as a pilot in the Air National Guard.

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