Cold snap, cancellations meant road trip for Illini fan

MINNEAPOLIS — Casey Schuermann always takes a look at the Illini men's basketball schedule in case he can make a road trip to catch the team in person.

Last month, the lifelong fan traveled from his Forest City, Iowa, home to Lincoln, Neb., for the team's Big Ten opener.

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UPDATED: Winter weather advisory extended to more counties

9:15 a.m. Update

The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory to more counties in East Central Illinois.

The advisory now includes Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. It will be in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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It was our last night in Brooklyn, and I was starting to get homesick. I wondered how the dogs were doing, whether my tiny serama hen had started laying yet, if the cat was still pouting in the attic (reports from home were that even though she seemed to be eating, nobody had seen much of her).

Winter storm warning issued

A winter storm warning will be in effect for a part of East Central Illinois on Saturday.

The National Weather Service said heavy snowfall is expected in Champaign, Macon, Piatt and Vermilion counties. DeWitt County is under the same warning from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Saturday. A total of 4 to 6 inches of snow is possible and winds are also expected to gust around 35 miles per hour.

UPDATED: Fog advisory expires; winter storm watch remains

Update 3:33 p.m. Thursday:

The dense fog advisory has expired.


Update 2:10 p.m. Thursday:

The winter storm watch has been expanded to include all of East Central Illinois.


Update 12:46 p.m. Thursday:

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Willard Airport director leaving for similar job in Tennessee

SAVOY — After being named a finalist for the position earlier this month, Willard Airport Executive Director Gene Cossey has accepted an offer to fill an identical job at the Tri-Cities Airport in northeastern Tennessee.

He announced his resignation Wednesday from the University of Illinois-owned airport.

UPDATED: Dense fog advisory extended

8:45 a.m. Update

The National Weather Service has extended the dense fog advisory until noon today for most of East Central Illinois.

The advisory includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

Meanwhile, Ford and Iroquois counties remain under a dense fog advisory only until 9 this morning.

Winter storm warning issued

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The National Weather Service said much of East Central Illinois is under a winter storm warning.