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Cooling Centers suggested to deal with humid weather

Community leaders are urged to make cooling centers available for those who may not have access to air-conditioning as the hot, humid weather makes a return this week.

Public buildings, schools, churches and community centers could be used for cooling centers for people to escape the hot temps and humid conditions. 

Showers and T-storms are likely to develop, mainly late afternoons.  Heavy rainfall could produce localized flooding.

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Potential for threatening weather ...

The National Weather Service advises about the possibility of isolated severe storms today (Tues) - this afternoon through tonight. Meteorologists also advise about some very hot and humid conditions for Friday through the weekend.

Temperatures are likely to reach the low to mid 90s. The heat-index readings are expected to reach 106 to 110... that's how hot it feels when the heat with the humidity come into play.

Thunderstorms are expected across the area today and tonight, with severe storms and heavy rainfall amounts possible. The immediate are could see three-quarters of an inch.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning, strong damaging winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall could produce localized flooding.

Area residents will need to take precautions due to the extreme heat on Friday through Sunday. On Sunday there is a 50-percent chance of more showers and thunderstorms.

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Seven seek crown in Ford County Fair Queen Pageant

The 2018 Miss Ford County Fair Queen Pageant is this evening (Monday).  The event is set for 7 pm in the dance building at the Melvin fairgrounds.

Contestants include Katelyn Crabb of Paxton, Kaiti Zbinden of Gibson City, Autumn Flessner of Loda, Leslie Lawson of Ludlow, Deanna Diesburg of Paxton, Kaitlyn Harders of Melvin and Mercedes Wise of Loda.

The reigning Miss Ford County Queen is Kelsey Vaughn of Paxton.

The Ford County Fair began Sunday and runs thru June 30th.  More details are at www.fordcountyfair.org

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Momence Police arrest 3 for theft of equipment

Local residents in Momence helped police track down three now charged with stealing more than $10,000 in equipment from the city’s streets and alleys building on June 16.

Citizens reported suspicious activity. Charged with theft are 45-year-old Raymond Burton, 35-year-old Christopher Tuttle, and 32-year-old Sarah Walsh. All three are from Momence.

Judge Clark Erickson set bail at $200,000 for each.
All three were apprehended at a vacant home in Sun River Terrace, where most of the items were recovered.

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Hays stepping away from legislature

Vermilion County Republican state Representative Chad Hays isn't waiting until next January to get out of his job in the General Assembly. Hays announced that he would resign in September after getting a new job. The lawmaker was one of the Republicans to vote in favor of last summer's tax increases.

ANDERSSON BACK IN ---

Meanwhile, another retiring lawmaker is changing his mind. State Rep. Steve Andersson has put his hat in the ring to replace the retiring state senator in his area. Andersson not only voted in favor of last July's tax hikes but convinced many other Republicans to join Democrats in overriding Gov. Rauner's veto of the bills.

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