Winter weather advisory for all of East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service says all of East Central Illinois will be under a winter weather advisory starting Tuesday night.

The advisory will be in effect until noon Wednesday and includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

UPDATE: Philo trustee killed in Indiana crash

A longtime Philo village trustee was among three people killed this week in a fiery, five-vehicle crash in southern Indiana.

John W. Mumma, 67, had served on the board of the Champaign County village of 1,442 for at least 30 years, said Village President Larry Franks.

“During my time as mayor, I have considered him to be my right-hand man,” Franks said.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 14-21, 2019


This weekend


What: Honoring the cultures of Indigenous Americans and the wisdom and practices they share with others. This year's events inclue a talk on powwows, an educator workshop, and a family concert of storytelling and traditional teachings.

When:4 p.m. Feb. 14; 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 14, 2019

When he attended Illini games with his son at Memorial Stadium, BOB FURTNEY cringed at sitting in what he called "nosebleed seats."

That's where he'll be Sunday at the Daytona 500 — and he couldn't be happier.

"The higher you are, the better off you are," the 60-year-old Champaign County hog farmer said. "You can see the whole track."

C-U likely to make another bid to host IHSA basketball tournament

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PEORIA — After losing out to Peoria in 2015, Champaign-Urbana will likely try again to bring back the boys' state high school basketball tournament it hosted for 77 years.

UPDATED: Latest weather advisories for the area

10:45 a.m. Update

The dense fog advisory has been cancelled.


9 a.m. Update

All of East Central Illinois will be under a wind advisory starting Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: winter weather advisory cancelled

12:20 p.m. update

The winter weather advisory for East Central Illinois has been cancelled.


9:15 a.m. update

Most of the area remains under a winter weather advisory.

UPDATED: wind advisory issued for of East Central Illinois

New 1 p.m. Thursday:

The weather service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois until 3 a.m. Friday.

Gusts could reach 50 miles per hour.

Original story:

The National Weather Service says a dense fog advisory is in effect for all of East Central Illinois.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 7-14, 2019


This weekend


What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

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