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John Dowling retiring as Township Supervisor

A change in direction for township government in Iroquois County.

Long-time Middleport Township Supervisor John Dowling of Watseka is retiring, effective March 31, 2014. Dowling, a retired educator for the Unit Nine school district in Watseka, also served several years on the County Board, representing District 2.

The Middleport Township Board has named Kevin Bohlmann of rural Watseka as Dowling's replacement. Bohlmann is currently serving as a Middleport Township Trustee.

The next township election is not until the April of 2017.

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Winter Weather Emergency >

.WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.
.WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST FRIDAY.
.WIND CHILL WARNING IS CANCELLED.
.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED.

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY.WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST FRIDAY. THE WIND CHILL WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* WIND CHILL VALUES.THIS MORNING 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO. FOR TONIGHT WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

* IMPACTS.FROST BITE & HYPOTHERMIA CAN OCCUR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH THE VERY COLD AIR TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE & LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS.MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

BRING PETS INDOORS.

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Travel Advisory: State Police urge caution

                                                Wednesday,January 22, 2014

Ashkum, IL- Illinois State Police District 21 covering Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties are reminding drivers to take precautions as they travel.

The Illinois State Police are advising motorist to be cautious while traveling this evening. Interstate 57 is experiencing drifting and blowing throughout Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford Counties. Secondary roads are also snow experiencing drifting and blowing snow. Visibility on all roadways is minimal due to the blowing snow.

Drifting is also reported on Route 45/49 and Illinois Route 1.

Motorists are also advised to be cautious while driving near and around snow plows.

The Illinois State Police are asking drivers to monitor changing weather conditions, limit their travels, and be prepared to allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Drivers are also encouraged to put extra water, food, and warm clothing their vehicle. Please contact your nearest police department if you vehicle becomes disabled or involved in a crash.

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Kirk Announces Washington, Illinois, Mayor Gary Manier As His Guest for the Upcoming State of the Union Address

                Manier's Community Was Devastated in November Following Deadly Tornadoes

                         Pushes FEMA to Re-Assess Their Methodology for Distributing Aid

CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today announced that his guest for next Tuesday's State of the Union Address will be Gary W. Manier, Mayor of Washington, Illinois.

"Having seen firsthand with Mayor Manier the devastation that November's deadly tornadoes caused, it's time for a serious reevaluation of FEMA's methodology for providing Public Assistance," Sen. Kirk said. "Hundreds of families in Mayor Manier's community were displaced due to these storms, and FEMA should treat all communities fairly when a disaster strikes."

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to attend the State of the Union as Senator Kirk's guest," Mayor Manier said. "Senator Kirk toured our city a few days after the tornadoes hit, and continues to be a fierce advocate for our community's recovery efforts. I'm grateful for his friendship and help."

Earlier this month, FEMA declined to provide Public Assistance aid to Illinois communities impacted by last November's tornadoes, stating that the damage assessment did not meet federal standards and requirements for assistance. Senator Kirk, along with Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), sent a letter to FEMA on January 14, 2014, requesting a change in FEMA's disaster zone valuation. You can view the letter here.

FEMA's current determination of Public Assistance aid relies heavily on the "per capita" factor, which gives larger states like Illinois a severe disadvantage when determining aid. Due to Illinois' large, urban populous center, according to FEMA standards the state has to incur a higher level of damage in order to receive aid and assistance from the agency.   (Article submitted}

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Vigil Held For Purdue Student

(West Lafayette, IN) -- Students are in shock over the death of a classmate at Purdue University. More than a thousand attended a vigil for Andrew Boldt last night in West Lafayette. The senior engineering student was shot to death on campus around noon yesterday. Administrators say classes are cancelled today at Purdue. {Metro News}