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Kinzinger Introduces Bill to Help Improve Infrastructure

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) introduced the “Streamlining and Expediting Approval for Communications Technologies Act” to improve how federal agencies review and approve applications to install communications technology on federal real property. The legislation is intended to be part of Congress’ upcoming efforts to produce an infrastructure bill for the American people. Upon introducing this bill, Congressman Kinzinger released thefollowing statement:

“As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, I am dedicated to working with my colleagues on improving infrastructure across the United States. Our effort must include provisions to enhance access to broadband services, especially in rural areas. Public and private investment in broadband are critical, and the government must not impede these efforts.

“Today, I introduced the “Streamlining and Expediting Approval for Communications Technologies Act” to make the approval processes within federal agencies more efficient for applications to install communications technology on federal property. This bill is a commonsense, good governance piece of legislation. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to provide broadband access to my constituents, and all of America.”

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Watseka Fire responds to attic fire Saturday

An attic fire Saturday in Watseka did minor damage but displaced the family at 119 E. Ash Street.  A smoldering fire was found in the attic insulation, according to Fire Chief Tim Kethcum.  No injury reported.  The Red Cross was called to assist residents.  

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MLK Jr. Day celebrations

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will be spending his Martin Luther King holiday remembering the man that helped change how this country sees race. The governor is scheduled to visit three MLK celebrations today, all of them in Chicago.

Programs were also scheduled in Kankakee County and in Danville to honor the slain civil rights leader.

Most all governmental offices are closed. Schools are closed in Illinois. And there is no postal delivery.

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Winter Advisory issued; more snow expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Iroquois and Ford County and much of Central Illinois until noon today (Monday).

NWS said light to moderate snow will fall across the area into early Monday morning with accumulations of two to three inches, with isolated amounts of up to four inches north of Interstate 74.

The system will also usher in bitterly cold wind chills that will continue into early Tuesday.

A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from 6 pm Monday until noon Tuesday. Wind chill values could drop to as low as 18-below overnight Monday.

Motorists were dealing with slippery snow-packed roads and reduced visibility. Some Indiana school districts are closed due the weather. Illinois schools are observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Gas prices up due to highest oil prices since 2014

The highest oil prices in four years have driven up the price of gasoline according to the latest report from GasBuddy.com.
The price of a gallon of gasoline has risen nearly eight cents in the past week in Illinois for an average of $2.60.

That’s more than the national average of $2.52, up three-and-a-half cents over the week.

GasBuddy reports the average price in Illinois is nearly 17 cents more than one year ago and more than 17 cents higher than one year ago. Nationally, gas prices rose nine cents during the month and 18.7 cents from one year ago.

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