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Heat Advisory Extended Through Monday

IL (AP) -- Heat advisory remains in effect from 1:00pm this afternoon to 7:00pm CDT Monday. Dangerous levels of heat and humidity will occur from this afternoon through Monday afternoon. Heat index values will peak from 100 to 107 degrees in the afternoon hours with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and dew points in the 70s.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. 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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Police Say Shootings in Champaign in the Last 3 Days are Connected

Updated: Wednesday, May 28 2014, 12:55 PM CDT
CHAMPAIGN -- 

The Champaign
Police Department is currently investigating two N. State Street shooting
incidents.
The most recent shooting occurred on Friday, May 23, 2014 at approximately 9:33
p.m. in the area of Eureka and State Streets (1000 N. State Street).



Police responded to the
area after witnesses reported hearing six or seven gunshots. Witnesses also
reported hearing the sound of someone screaming.



Upon arrival, officers
found a 16 year-old juvenile male who reported being shot by two (2) suspects
described as being black males wearing dark colored, hooded jackets. One
suspect wore a dark blue hooded jacket while the second suspect wore a black
hooded jacket. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital by ambulance for
medical treatment. His injury is not life threatening.



Initial information
gathered during this shooting investigation indicates that this incident is
related to another shooting which occurred on May 22, 2014, at approximately
7:46 p.m. in the 800 block of State Street.



In that shooting, Police
responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing seven or eight gunshots.
Witnesses also reported seeing a red car and a silver car exchanging gunfire.
Two vehicles and two houses were hit by several of the rounds; however, there
were no injuries. At least one of the homes was occupied at the time of the
shooting, and Police believe that resident was not the intended target of the
shooting.


We will provide more updates as they become available.
Police Say Shootings in Champaign in the Last 3 Days are Connected


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