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Dense Fog Advisory Extended...

...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 3 PM this afternoon...

* timing...dense fog will continue through mid afternoon before
  significant improvement. Visibility...dense fog will reduce visibility to under a quarter mile. Impacts...low visibility within the fog may make travel hazardous.

* Additional impacts...temperatures will be near or just below
  freezing through the late morning...allowing fog to possibly
  freeze on contact with the ground in places. As a result...area
  roads may become slick. Motorists are urged to take extra time
  to reach their destinations this morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

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Construction Delays Expected on I-57, Route 50 >

Area motorists can expect approximate 15-minute delays tonight, Thursday and Friday nights along Interstate 57 in Kankakee.

Department of Transportation (DOT) crews will be closing the routes, periodically, while bridge I-beams are removed as part of a construction project.  Both northbound and southbound lanes will be affected. The delays will be in effect between 10 pm and 6 am all three nights.

 

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106th House, 53rd Senate Candidates Debate in Pontiac >

Political candidates for the Illinois legislature were in Pontiac Tuesday night calling for lawmakers to work together in finding solutions for the fiscal climate. 

The program was held at Pontiac Township Hiugh School.

The five candidates running for the newly-redrawn 106th Illinois House district had differing views on the state's condition.

Invited candidates included Scott McCoy and Brian Gabor of Pontiac, Josh Harms of Watseka, Tom Bennett of Gibson City and Richard Thomas of Dwight.

Read more: 106th House, 53rd Senate Candidates Debate in Pontiac >

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Fairbury man accused of Pontiac arson

Police in Pontiac are investigating an arson that might be connected to earlier threats called in to Pontiac Township High School.

 A Fairbury man was arrested in connection with a fire set in a trash bin near the Pontiac Junior High School Friday night.  21-yr-old Dustin P. Moser faces charges of arson, felony criminal damage to property and a parole violation.

During their investigation, police found a cellular phone used to place a 911 call reporting the fire, as well as a portable scanner, a number of cellular phones and a two-way radio.

Police continue to investigate the fire and any connection to radio pranks at Pontiac Township High School on Jan. 5.

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Remington couple killed in crash

WHITE COUNTY, Ind.  -  A Remington husband and wife are dead after a crash in White County Saturday morning.

White County Sheriff's Police in Indiana report A Saturday morning crash killed a couple from Remington. The husband-wife. 58-yr-old Ronald and 60-yr-old Rita Lewis, were pronounced dead at the scene of crash at State Road 18 and U.S. 231.

According to police, 33-year-old Courtney Hunley, of Lafayette, was eastbound on State Road 18 when she failed to yield the right of way to  Ronald Lewis, who was southbound.

Hunley and her passenger, 29-year-old Tyra Erb, of Francesville, were treated for injuries at Franciscan Saint Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.

It's unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, and toxicology results are pending. Police said the crash is still under investigation.

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