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Governor issues disaster proclamation following winter storm

Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for all 102 Illinois counties in response to the dangerous winter storm that has blanketed the state with life threatening wind chills, power outages and accumulating snow. 

The extreme arctic temperatures adds additional stress on utility providers across the nation. As of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, approximately 7,000 Illinois households were without power, and that number is expected to fluctuate as the strain of arctic temperatures and extreme weather continues. 

To alleviate stress on the nation’s grid, all Illinois residents are encouraged to take appropriate . . .

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