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Wintery mix of weather, school closings & delays

Much of Central and Northern Illinois have more winter weather to deal with. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for multiple counties in central and Northern Illinois throughout the day today (Tuesday). The counties are expected to not only see snow but ice accumulation, making driving hazardous.

Slick roads has several school districts closed or operating on a delayed schedule.

Cancellations are posted on the "Cancellation link."

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Robbery at Boost Mobile store in Bradley

Bradley Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon robbery at the Boost Mobile store on South Kinzie Avenue. The store was robbed at 3 pm, according to Bradley Police.

No one was injured during the armed robbery and investigators were following up on leads gathered at the crime scene.

Anyone having information is asked to contact police at 815-933-3315. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Kankakee County Crime Stoppers 815-932-7463.

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Weather advisory for East Central Illinois

All of East Central Illinois is under a dense fog advisory until 10 am. The NWS says the advisory includes Ford and Iroquois counties, Champaign, Vermilion, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt and Shelby counties.

Visibility is expected to be one quarter of a mile or less and areas that are below freezing could also accrue a thin layer of ice on untreated surfaces.

Meanwhile, most of the area remains under a winter weather advisory.

Light freezing rain is expected with ice accumulation expected to be less than one-tenth of an inch.

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Danville bank building among Illinois historic places

It overlooks Danville's skyline.  It's a tradition in the Vermilion County city.  And the former First National Bank Building is among the state's best, added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Today, it's called the Collins Tower. The downtown building previously known as Bresee Tower is among the 30 properties the Illinois Departent of Naturual Resources is celebrating as add-ons to the list of Historic Places.

The 12-story building is being renovated.  One of the new owners, Jeri Collins, says plans are to locate a restaurant on the first floor and then have residential apartments on other floors. Estimated cost for the work is $7 - $9-million dollars. 

The Historical Places listing says the former courthouse annex buildings is a classic example of the Cl;assical Revival style. It was built in 1918. It was added to the National Registry in September of 2018.

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Voter Registration Deadlines Near

There's less than a month to register to vote for the April 2 consolidated election. The last day to register or change an address in the County Clerk's Office is Tuesday, March 5.

Citizens can register in the Office of Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher weekdays from 8:30 am 'til 4:30 pm.  People can also register in their village or township clerk's office or with a precinct committeeman.  Questions can be directed to the County Clerk at the Administrative Center in Watseka 815-432-6960.

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