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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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Pension Reform Group Still Divided

Updated: Tuesday, October 15 2013, 02:06 PM CDT

It's a $100 billion problem with no easy solution. Gov. Pat Quinn says the state's pension crisis is still far from being solved--and the fall veto session is just around the corner.

The group of lawmakers responsible for coming up with a pension reform solution is still apparently divided. Five Democrats are in favor of a plan that would save the state $138 billion over 30 years. But the one remaining Democrat and three Republicans say they have major concerns about it.

As for Quinn, he says he understands the concern over pension reform, but insists it's a problem he inherited, not created.

"I just met last week with representatives from labor, from the unions, from representatives, from teachers," Quinn said. "I listened carefully to everything they had to say, and I think they would all say 'we have to do something together to try and reform the system.'"

The governor said he'll continue to refuse a paycheck until the issue is resolved. He also said he'll veto any spending bill that comes his way, in order to show were his priorities lie

Pension Reform Group Still Divided


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