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    ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT TUESDAY...
    Expires: June 18, 2024 @ 8:00pm
    WHAT
    Peak afternoon heat indices between 95 to around 100 degrees.
    WHERE
    Portions of north central, northwest, and west central Illinois, east central, northeast, and southeast Iowa, and northeast Missouri.
    WHEN
    Until 8 PM CDT Tuesday.
    IMPACTS
    Hot temperatures and humid conditions may cause heat illnesses.
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS
    Overnight temperatures in the 70s will provide little relief for those without air conditioning.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

This Memorial Day Weekend, Click It to Avoid a Ticket

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The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 law enforcement offices throughout the state are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s high-visibility “Click It or Ticket” campaign to stop seat belt law violators and impaired drivers. During the campaign, law enforcement will step up efforts to ticket unbelted motorists and arrest drivers impaired by alcohol, drugs or other substances.

The campaign comes in advance of the “100 deadly days of summer,” which historically marks an increase in traffic fatalities between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The increase in traffic that comes during summer holiday weekends almost always correlates with an increase in fatalities. Last year’s Memorial Day weekend – the period from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday – saw 15 crashes resulting in 17 fatalities in Illinois.

The “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day campaign runs through May 28. For more information, visit www.buckleupillinois.org. The effort is administered by IDOT with federal funds and coincides with the comprehensive multimedia campaign “It’s Not a Game.”

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