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NWS: Winter Weather Advisory issued today thru midnight

...More accumulating snow Monday afternoon and evening with hazardous travel during the evening commute likely...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT... * ...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected. * ...Portions of and northwest Indiana and central, east central and northeast Illinois. * From 3 PM this afternoon to midnight.

...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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ICGS offering ‘Kids’ Day’ to spark an interest in genealogy

The Iroquois County Genealogical Society is planning a program to help get youngsters interested in tracing their roots. This special program will help students in grades 5 and up learn how to research their family trees and find out where their “roots” come from.

This special program will take place Monday, Feb. 19, when many schools are out in observance of Presidents’ Day. The ICGS is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the first floor of the Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka. This is a free program but each child must be accompanied by an adult or responsible older sibling. Appointments aren’t necessary but calling ahead (815-432- 3730) would be appreciated.

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KAMEG Arrests One After Drug Investigation

KAMEG agents arrested Teon M. Claypool, age 30, of Kankakee for delivery of a controlled substance within 500 feet of church property. During a drug investigation, Claypool delivered 0.3 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl.

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Visitors invited to identify utensils at CCHS

The Crescent City Historical Society’s monthly open house will take place 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. The CCHS is located in the upstairs area of city hall and there is no fee to visit. This month’s open house will continue its feature on farm tools. In addition to that display, there are two utensils – one for adults and one for children – to attempt to identify.

A winner will be chosen from the correct entries in each category and each will receive a prize. For those unable to manage the stairs, members of the CCHS will be available to bring some of the items down to the lower level for viewing.

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ISP Rollout Enforcement Plans For Super Bowl Weekend

The Illinois State Police have announced additional enforcement plans for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend. ISP Troopers will strictly enforce FATAL-4 moving violations which include; DUI, Speeding, Distracted Driving, and Seat Belt compliance. Additional emphasis will be placed on impaired driving.

During the 51st Super Bowl weekend, ISP Troopers issued 1,744 FATAL-4 citations statewide, 195 of which were alcohol related arrests.