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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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Governor Quinn Signs New Anti-Bullying Policy Requirement into Law

Updated: Friday, June 27 2014, 09:58 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- A new Illinois law is taking aim at school bullies.

Governor Pat Quinn signing the bill Thursday in hopes that it will protect students inside and outside the classroom.

The law requires all public schools to create and implement an anti-bullying policy that includes: a definition of bullying, procedures for reporting bullying, and parental notification.

Springfield schools in district 186 already have a policy on the books.
And just this year, they added cyber bullying to the policy.

One Springfield father we spoke with says he fully supports the new law after his teenage daughter ws bullied at school.

"Verbally, people trying to start fights with her. Calling her fat. Everything. She tried to commit suicide. We're still on an upward recovery trying to get her better."

The new law requires school policies including the investigation of reports of bullying and what will be done if it happens.

State education leaders say they'll make sure all schools across the state implement these kinds of policies.

 

Governor Quinn Signs New Anti-Bullying Policy Requirement into Law


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