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Caution the word on area roadways today…

Slick road conditions contributed to several area traffic accidents early today in Illiana. A freezing rain and snow posed slippery conditions, especially on bridge decks and entrance/ exit ramps.

Illinois State Police reported the southbound lanes of I-57 at Clifton were closed before 6 am due to one accident. Other sections of the interstate, near Bradley and Manteno, also led to alerts for motorists.

The snowfall is expected to continue today, tonight and tomorrow. Little accumulation is likely, but below freezing temperatures and wind gusts will cause problems too.

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RECORD COLD- -- the NWS reports

When the mercury fell below zero early Monday morning, some areas of central Illinois saw record-breaking cold.

The snow on the ground made all the difference for the cold front that came from the Dakotas, all the way through central Illinois. Springfield saw little snow cover and saw lows in the teens, if not twenties.

But meteorologist Chuck Schaffer with the National Weather Service in Lincoln says other places nearby got much colder.
“Coldest temps we saw was -1 at Lincoln and -2 at Paxton; that was the coldest ever recorded at those sites for the date in April and the month,” Schaffer said.

Schaffer says the cold snap is likely to continue through Wednesday and into the weekend.

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Singing for the Stars April 14th

Join Iroquois Sexual Assault Services (ISAS) as they host Singing for the Stars on Saturday, April 14th at the Watseka Theatre.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

This fundraiser is a fun and unique event where a local pro vocalist and a community member get paired up to compete.

Tickets for event entry are just $20. There will be a cash bar and food available at the event.

Advance tickets are on sale. Tickets are available online at KC-CASA.org/event. Seating will be limited. This event is open to ALL ages!

For more information please call ISAS at 815.432-2779 or go online to our event page at kc-casa.org/event.

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Take Back the Night, April 10th

The Zonta Club of Kankakee invites the public to attend the Annual Take Back the Night Rally in support of the Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA) on Tuesday, April 10h at 6:00 p.m. in the Presence St. Mary’s Conference Center.

Participation is FREE.

Take Back the Night has motivated both women and men to confront numerous social evils, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence and violence against women and children. This year’s event will include stories shared by sexual violence survivors and a short march outside if the weather permits.

Show your support that human beings have the right to be free from violence, the right to be heard, and the right to walk in their community free from fear of sexual violence.

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Heroin dealer gets prison time

A Livingston County heroin dealer has been sentenced to four years in prison. 29-year-old Felicia Bustle of Odell pled guilty to unlawful delivery of heroin, a class two felony.

Bustle and 30-year-old Elisha Hallam, and 43-year-old Carlos Montes were arrested on October 4th by the Dwight Narcotics Unit. During the investigation, 14 grams of heroin, 14 hypodermic syringes, 16 bags of heroin residue inside, drug paraphernalia and a 2011 Cadillac Utility vehicle was seized.

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