News

Gov. Quinn Urges Everyone to Be Safe

Gov. Quinn Urges Everyone to Be Safe

Photo: clipart.com

State officials are warning Illinoisans to stay at home and off the roads if they can.

Even with the thermometer rising above zero degrees today, Gov. Pat Quinn says if at all possible, you should take another day off.

“I think use common sense,” Quinn said. “Talk to your employer and find out if, what that employer feels the job should be done, whether you can do it from home.”

Quinn is also urging everyone to check on their neighbors and loved ones, especially the elderly.

The Illinois Department of Public Health says if you do have to leave the house, don’t stay outside long and wear multiple layers to reduce the chance of frostbite or hypothermia.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

Fresh
jail

A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.

in Local

Wind Farm Could Be Headed to Logan County

Fresh
wind turbine

$390 million project will bring renewable energy

in Local

Potential ALPLM Separation on Hold

Fresh
Lincoln Presidential Museum

The chair of a state committee says lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from a state agency.

in Local

Springfield Woman Faces More DUI Charges in Crash That Killed Two

ANDREA LITTLE 102052

Faces 11 counts in the deaths from a fatal October crash

in Local

Committee Hearings Begin on YWCA Block Redevelopment

4th and jackson

Two city blocks eyed for redevelopment