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Congressman Jackson dealing with 'more serious' ailments

CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at an inpatient medical facility for "physical and emotional ailments" that are "more serious" than previously believed and will require extended treatment, according to a statement released by his office Thursday.

The Chicago Democrat, who faces a House ethics investigation over his ties to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been on medical leave for three weeks for exhaustion. His office did not announce the news until last week, when it released a three-sentence statement. But no details about Jackson's whereabouts and condition had been released since then.

A Thursday statement from his office did not disclose his location or provide details of his medical condition. Messages left for his spokesmen were not immediately returned.

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'Cooling Centers' Activated ...

                                        Iroquois County “Cooling Centers”    >

Trinity Church  --   Watseka

Ist United Methodist Church  --  Watseka

Heritage Woods  --   Watseka

Community Center  --  Crescent City

Community Center  --   Clifton

United Methodist Church  --  Gilman

Administrative Center / Courthouse  --  Watseka




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Heat Wave Continues...'Cooling Centers' Activated >

Heat Advisory

Statement as of 10:55 AM July 03, 2012

               ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CDT /10 PM EDT/ Wednesday...

* temperature...high temperatures today will climb into the

  upper 90s to around 100 degrees...with highs 100 to 104 on


* Heat indices...peak heat index readings today and on Wednesday

  will be between 100 and 107 degrees.

* Other...if current forecasts hold then additional heat

  advisories and warnings will likely be issued for Thursday

  into Friday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.  Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.  Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.  Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot weather is expected.

High temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...

and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when the car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes!

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Attorney Roger Elliott Dies, husband of Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott

The husband of 21st Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott has died.  Roger Elliott died while on a hunting trip to Wyoming.  Elliott practiced law from his Momence firm in Kankakee County.

He represented Momence Township, the village of Hopkins Park, and served two stints as the Momence city attorney.

Roger Elliott was 66.


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Thunderstorm roars through Chicago, NW Indiana

CHICAGO (AP) -- About 190,000 ComEd customers were still without power hours after thunderstorms with winds up to 90 mph roared through the Chicago area.

ComEd spokeswoman Noelle Gaffney says about 20,000 of the original 210,000 customers who lost power had seen their power restored late Sunday afternoon. She says it is not clear how long it would take to restore power to the rest of the customers.

Most of the outages were reported in Chicago and the suburbs to the north of the city.

Storms with damaging winds, hail and rain swept through Northwest Indiana early Sunday afternoon, causing significant power outages, according to NIPSCO.

A severe thunderstorm warning has expired for Lake, Porter and northern Jasper counties, according to the National Weather Service. A line of severe thunderstorms producing quarter-size hail and winds in excess of 80 mph moved east through the area early Sunday afternoon.

At 3 p.m., NIPSCO was reporting more than 10,000 customers without power, including nearly 5,000 in Crown Point.

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