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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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Officials Encourage Counties to Take Immediate Action on Same-Sex Marriage

Updated: Wednesday, March 5 2014, 03:40 PM CST

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says all county clerks in Illinois have the right to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses immediately. 

Madigan issued the guidance earlier this evening in response to a question from the Macon County Clerk on the state law legalizing same-sex marriage doesn't take effect until June first. 

A federal judge ruled last month that Illinois' original ban was unconstitutional, but that ruling only applied to Cook county - where the lawsuit was filed. 

Madigan told Macon County officials that because current restrictions on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, couples asking for a marriage licenses in any county should be given one.

Champaign and Mclean counties have already started offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Officials Encourage Counties to Take Immediate Action on Same-Sex Marriage

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