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Update: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area

UPDATED 11:40 p.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Champaign County, eastern Douglas County, northern Edgar County and southern Vermilion County and another one for northeastern Champaign County.

Douglas County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in Douglas County:

√ indicates apparent winner.

Updated: Douglas County sales tax for schools passes

Updated 9:56 p.m. Tuesday.

TUSCOLA — Voters in Douglas County have approved a 1 percent sales tax to help school districts pay for building improvements and pay off construction debt.

County residents voted 2,346 to 1,755 on Tuesday to approve the sales tax for school facilities.

Douglas County voters to have say on sales tax

TUSCOLA — Shoppers could pay more for items they buy in Douglas County if a countywide ballot question is approved on April 9.

Voters are being asked to approve a 1 percent sales tax to help school districts pay for building improvements and pay off construction debt.

Winter storm watch issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from late Saturday through Monday morning.

Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate winter storm watch from Sunday morning through Monday morning.

Snow accumulation of five to eight inches and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

Two weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 3am Tuesday morning through midnight Tuesday night.
    Light snow is expected to develop Monday night and will become more widespread toward daybreak Tuesday.

Updated: weather advisory roundup

Updated 3:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued several advisories in advance of the winter weather that is forecast for Thursday afternoon and Friday.

Macon County is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Friday.  Three to five inches of snow and one tenth of an inch of ice is forecast for this area.

Winter weather advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday.

In those areas, snow accumulation of three to five inches and ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch are expected.  A period of heavy snow with rates of one inch per hour is expected late Thursday night.

Wind advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois from noon to 6 p.m. Monday.  Counties under the advisory include Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Shelby, Moultrie, Piatt, Macon, DeWitt and McLean.

Updated: wind advisory in effect for two area counties

Update 3:15 PM:

The wind advisory for most of East Central Illinois has been canceled, but it remains in effect for Ford and Iroquois Counties until 6 p.m. Monday night.

The National Weather Service says strong winds out of the west will continue through this evening, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.

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