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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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Deputies Confiscate Illegal Fireworks

Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 04:25 PM CDT
SANGAMON COUNTY -- On Wednesday we rode around with law enforcement to catch fireworks stands operating illegally. Thursday, authorities returned to a stand that broke the law.

A vendor on Peoria Road sold bottle rockets to an undercover officer.
   
Sangamon County deputies confiscated the remaining fireworks Thursday that were considered illegal. That includes anything that shoots up into the air and explodes.

Some vendors are allowed to sell those types of fireworks as long as the buyer has a proper permit.

"Due to the fact that he sold last night to an undercover officer that has no commercial license, therefore he violates the statute and breaks the law," said Detective Mike Harth.

The case will be brought to the state's attorney who could file a misdemeanor charge against the vendor.

Another fireworks stand on Route 29 was shutdown Wednesday night because they didn't have the proper permit.Deputies Confiscate Illegal Fireworks


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