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Heat Advisory Extended Through Tuesday

IL (AP) -- Heat advisory remains in effect until 7:00pm CDT Tuesday. Dangerous heat index values will peak between noon and 6:00pm today and Tuesday. The heat index today will range from 105 to 110 degrees in the afternoon hours with locally higher values. Tuesday afternoon, the heat index should be around 105.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke may come on quickly with any exertion. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat the heat, check the backseat! Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9-1-1.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun. And check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Lincoln Denies Liquor Licenses for Gas Stations

Updated: Thursday, May 22 2014, 04:30 PM CDT
LINCOLN -- Aldermen in Lincoln are taking action to limit the number of gaming machines operating in the city.

Tuesday night, the city council voted down an ordinance setting up a new class of liquor licenses for places like gas stations so they would be eligible for video gaming.

Two residents spoke against it, citing potential triggers for those recovering from gambling addictions, and other moral objections.

But the city treasurer pointed out that gaming is already legal in the city, so this measure would be about creating a level playing field for small business owners.

"The members of the council had a variety of reasons for their vote," Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder said. "Some of them were concerned about the slippery slope of allowing the expansion of video gambling beyond what the state law envisioned. The state law envisioned only taverns and bars. So I think some were concerned about that. And I think others were concerned about actually having alcohol served at gas stations and package liquor stores and places like that."

Aldermen rejected the measure by a vote of 7-1.Lincoln Denies Liquor Licenses for Gas Stations

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