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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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Farmers' Market to Host Cooking Classes

Updated: Thursday, July 10 2014, 05:06 PM CDT
The East Side Farmer's Market, located in front of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health just celebrated it's grand opening this week.

This year, they've teamed with St. John's Hospital to start cooking classes for the community.  The goal behind the classes is to teach shoppers how to prepare the fresh produce they're buying.

Classes will be held every Monday at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

They are free and open to everyone in the community.  Farmers' Market to Host Cooking Classes


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