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Snow Accumulation, Wind Pose Travel Issues

Nowcast as of 9:00 am January 19, 2012

Through 1100 am CST...light to moderate snow will continue to fall across portions of Illinois and Indiana with visibilities dropping to less than a mile at times and untreated or lightly traveled roadways becoming snow covered. Accumulation rates of a quarter to half an inch are possible at times with the heaviest snow falling across a corridor from Ottawa Illinois to Fowler Indiana.

At the National Weather Service in Romeoville, meteorologist Gino Izzi tells WGFA's Carl Gerdovich the snowfall is expected to continue through the afternoon hours today (Thurs), then tonight colder temps and winds settle in locally.  Another fast-moving front Friday may bring more snow and sleet adding to travel problems.  The brunt of the Friday snow is forecast for the Chicago-land area and northwest Indiana, but Izzi said areas here--along the state border--could get hit Friday too.

Motorists need to prepare for slow commutes and colder temps.

 

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Milford, Oakwood Awarded Grant Monies

The towns of Milford and Oakwood are in line to benefit from some Illinois Community Development Assistance Grants.  Governor Pat Quinn says nearly $19-million dollars in federal funding will address infrastructure needs in 59 small and rural communities.

Milford will get $350-thousand dollars for a new storm water system.


Oakwood is receiving a $264-thousand dollar grant for a water main replacement project.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity administers Illinois’ CDAP program, providing federal funding for a variety of community-based projects. The program is known nationally as the Community Development Block Grant program.

 

 

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Manteno Man Arrested in Child Sex Sting

A Manteno man was arrested in Georgia Wednesday after he allegedly drove nearly 700 miles to have sex with a minor.

According to the Daily-Journal, 66-yr-old Michael A. Isacson was arrested by FBI agents when he went to an undisclosed public place where he thought he’d be meeting up with an 11-year-old girl.

The investigation began after Isacson’s online conversations were tracked to the “GIRL” who was actually an FBI agent.

 

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Illinoisans urged to sign up for 'ShakeOut'

CHICAGO - Authorities want more Illinoisans to register for the "Great ShakeOut.''

It's not a new dance or exercise craze. It's a multistate drill meant to raise awareness about potential earthquakes in the region.

More than 152,000 Illinois residents have already signed up to participate in the second annual "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut'' on Feb. 7. The drill starts at 10:15 a.m.

The director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Jonathon Monken, says the mantra of earthquake preparedness is "Drop, Cover and Hold On.''

That is a reminder for people during an earthquake to drop to the floor, take cover under something sturdy and hold on to it until the shaking stops.

More than 250,000 Illinoisans took part in the first "ShakeOut'' drill last year.

 

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Weather Forecast: Snow Wednesday Night & Thursday

Special Statement

Statement as of 12:29 PM January 18, 2012

...Accumulating snow likely very late tonight into Thursday morning...

Latest forecast guidance suggests that a fast moving upper level disturbance will result in a period of snow developing very late tonight into Thursday morning. The best chance of snow appears to be along and south of Interstate 80...however some snow is possible farther north. Present indications are that the accumulations will be rather light...generally around inch or so...however the recent cold air has resulted in pavement temperatures well below freezing. Any snow that falls will accumulate on untreated roadways and lead to roadways turning very slippery and travel hazardous. In addition...temperatures will fall into the teens Thursday...which could result in salt used to treat roadways growing less effective with time tomorrow.

Persons planning travel Thursday morning should plan to leave extra time to get to their destination.

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