Weather Alert

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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UPDATE: Woman Killed at Rest Stop, Suspect in Court

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 04:30 PM CDT

We are now learning new details about the person suspected in 2 Illinois homicides.

That man made his first appearance before a judge Monday.

According to local reports, Terrence Doddy used a wheelchair and had black eyes when he appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom.

He has not yet entered a plea.

Illinois State Police say the 36-year-old is a suspect in the late June killing of 37-year-old Todd Hansmeier of Rockford and the July 1 death of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman of Monticello.

She was killed at a rest stop on Interstate 39.

UPDATE: Woman Killed at Rest Stop, Suspect in Court


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