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    ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
    Expires: February 28, 2024 @ 6:00am
    WHAT
    Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
    WHERE
    Portions of north central, northwest, and west central Illinois.
    WHEN
    Until 6 AM CST Wednesday.
    IMPACTS
    Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS
    Rain, sleet and snow showers are likely to occur at times with the gusty winds leading to reduced visibility to around 1 mile or less.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Jean Watson
1949-2024

Jean Ann Watson, 74, of Kewanee, died at 3:45 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2024 at the Kewanee Care Home.

She was born February 3, 1949 in Kewanee, the daughter of Wilmur and Bernice (Stanislavaitis) Driscoll. She married Carl H. Watson and he preceded her in death on April 11, 2011. She is survived by a sister, Rita, a brother, Don and her many friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Jean graduated from Kewanee High School in 1967. She had worked as a veterinarian assistant and groomer for Dr. Case in Kewanee. She enjoyed horse jumping and fox chasing and raised champion Great Danes. She was a well-known dog groomer.

Cremation will be accorded and private inurnment will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.