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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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On the Ballot, Fair Maps or Term Limits

Updated: Wednesday, June 25 2014, 10:41 AM CDT

One of two state constitutional amendments requested through petition is being challenged. Tuesday was the first of two deadlines for that.
According to the state board of elections in Chicago, one objection was filed to the "yes for independent maps" petition.
Hundreds of thousands of signatures from Illinois citizens were submitted to get this on the ballot and possibly change the state constitution.
Depending on the outcome of the objection, "fair maps" could be kept off the november ballot.
But with no sign of a challenge, a vote on requiring term limits for elected officials is likely to happen.

"If someone's really doing a great job in their district or in their ward, you're simply getting rid of that person and appointing someone else and we're reinventing the wheel. We're starting all over again."

One person's opinion.
That's Teresa Haley with NAACP.
She goes on to say term limits will hurt minorities who already struggle with fair representation.
 But there are hundreds of thousands of others who disagree.
The minimum signatures required is 298,000
The initiative for term limits, pushed by supporters of republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, had well over the required amount of signatures.
Because this would alter the state's constitution, the secretary of state's office is required to send out information explaining the amendment and the pros and cons.

On the Ballot, Fair Maps or Term Limits

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