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Heat Advisory for Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana

IL, TN, IN, KT (AP) -- A heat advisory remains in effect until 7:00pm CDT Saturday.
Temperatures will continue their heat up through the 90s each afternoon over the next several afternoons as high pressure aloft builds into and across the nation's midsection.
These temperatures will combine with rather muggy conditions to produce afternoon heat index values from 100 to 105 several days in a row. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outside pets have plenty of water.

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Helping Vets Find Jobs

Updated: Thursday, October 17 2013, 11:26 AM CDT

Illinois is taking steps to help its veterans land a job after service.

In Chicago, Governor Pat Quinn announced Illinois will be the first state to participate in a new program that coordinates public and private efforts to help veterans find work.

Created by General Electric, the "Get Skills to Work" coalition is meant to prepare returning military service men and women for high-paying jobs in manufacturing.

"We want to make sure that all branches of service and all of our service members and veterans, when they come home, get a J-O-B. And a good job, a job you can support your family on."

The "Get Skills to Work" coalition also includes some community colleges which will seek out empoyers who want to hire veterans and then provide the necessary training for the jobs.

Helping Vets Find Jobs

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