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Ford & Iroquois County under wind chill advisory for Wednesday morning

Ford and Iroquois counties have been added to the wind chill advisory for eat-central Illinois Wednesday morning. It's in effect from midnight to 11 am.

The National Weather Service had issued a wind chill advisory for DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign and Vermilion counties earlier.

Wind chills could get as low as 20 degrees below zero, leading to an increased risk of frost bite and hypothermia. If you have to be outside, wear plenty of warm clothing.

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Police seek help in finding missing Bloomington woman

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 53-year old woman, who is believed to have left Bloomington Christmas morning and did not show up for a family gathering in Tazewell County.

Police say Carmon Edwards of Bloomington may be suffering from a cognitive or memory decline. She was last seen about 11 o’clock Christmas morning driving a light gold or champagne-colored 2004 Mitsubishi Galant.

The vehicle’s registration number is 8219185.

Police say Edwards was apparently heading towards Pekin or Washington, in Tazewell County. Police say she is white, about five feet six inches tall, with hazel eyes and brown or reddish hair.

Police say Edwards was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark blue coat.

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Livingston County crash kills Fairbury man

A 58-year-old Fairbury man died Thursday evening when his car collided with a semi tractor-traiiler. It happened on Route 47 south of Dwight.

The un-identified victim was southbound when his cxar crossed the centerline and collided with the northbound semi, according to Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi driver wasn’t injured.

Illinois State Police investigated about 6 pm in Union Township.

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Holiday travel forecast

This Friday marks one of the year’s busiest days for air travel. You may want to get to the airport early. Flights could be slowed by winter storms bringing snow to the Northwest and upper Midwest. Today’s weather-word... patchy drizzle with a few flurries, otherwise cloudy with a high near 40 degrees.

Outlook for Saturday: Partly sunny, high near 33. Afternoon snow flurries.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, low around 17.

Christmas Eve: Chance for afternoon light snow. Mostly cloudy, high near 25.

Christmas Eve Night: Mostly cloudy, low around 16........Some snow flurries likely.

Christmas Day: Mostly sunny, high near 21.

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Rensselaer: Train derailment forces evacuation

Sixteen cars on a CSX freight train derailed in Rensselaer, IN last night. No injuries were reported, but several homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Police say the cars left the tracks near the intersection of Scott and Walnut streets; that’s near U.S. 231. Police report the train was carrying corn syrup and petroleum distillates.
The precautionary evacuation was carried out, but no leaks were found. Residents were allowed back in their omes around 1 am today.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Police reported the U.S. 231 crossing was still blocked as of 5:30 a.m., but other crossings were open. Police say CSX crews are working hard to keep hazardous material contained.

People are asked to avoid the area until cleanup is complete

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