2019 Winter Weather

Another round of winter weather is expected to make the Thursday evening commute difficult.

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The Woodford County village of Congerville has lost its distinction as the coldest place in Illinois.

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CHAMPAIGN - Weather experts say February was cold and stormy in Illinois with above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures.

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Mixed precipitation could make Wednesday morning’s commute difficult as another round of winter weather descends on central Illinois.

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A winter storm brought a mix of snow and freezing rain to Illinois, coating some parts of the state with icy accumulations.

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Central Illinois rivers and streams are rising due to this week’s rapid snowmelt and rainfall.

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CHICAGO - A mixed bag of precipitation is expected across central and northern Illinois tonight.

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A blast of polar air enveloped much of the Midwest on Wednesday, closing schools and businesses and straining infrastructure with some of the lowest temperatures in a generation. Disruptions are now extending into Thursday.

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Wednesday’s low temperatures set new records across central Illinois.

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The deadly arctic deep freeze enveloping the Midwest is forcing widespread closure of schools, businesses and government offices. It’s also prompted the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region.

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The U.S. Postal Service is taking the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the Midwest, including central Illinois, as a polar vortex grips the region.

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An 82-year-old man Marquette Heights man died Tuesday due to cold exposure.

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A limited state of emergency has been declared in the city of Peoria. Mayor Jim Ardis issued the proclamation Tuesday afternoon ahead of forecasted record-low temperatures.

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SPRINGFIELD - Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation ahead of forecasted double-digit subzero temperatures in Illinois, calling the weather "potentially historic."

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The frigid weather moving across Illinois is prompting officials around the state to prepare for its impact. Subzero temperatures will begin Tuesday but Wednesday is expected to be the worst.

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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.

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State and local crews are treating roads as two-to-five inches of snow fell overnight in central Illinois.