An arctic cold front is ushering in what could be record cold weather for central Illinois. Overnight snow and Monday’s mixed precipitation will give way to low temperatures Monday night/Tuesday morning near zero.
Admission to some Peoria Park District facilities is now free to furloughed federal workers. Fees for the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and the Owens Recreation Center will be waived for the duration of the government shutdown for affected federal employees and immediate family members. The Peoria Zoo is offering free admission through February 15. Proper federal identification is necessary to take advantage of the free admission offers.
The man who knew the law well enough to get himself arrested in winter and freed in the summer; who had a flair for extraordinary original-art headwear made of recycled materials; who long served as an interesting fixture on the downtown streets of Peoria has died.