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Illinois Governor issues disaster proclamation ahead of potentially deadly cold temperatures

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois -- Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced an Emergency Preparedness Plan that will be carried out by the State Emergency Operations Center, state agencies and local emergency management officials as record-breaking cold weather approaches the Midwest.

Part of that plan includes a disaster proclamation, which was announced just after 10 a.m. on January 29.

On January 29, arctic air is expected to move into Illinois and last through Thursday.

The National Weather Service indicated wind chills could reach -55 degrees in northern Illinois near the Quad Cities.

His plan outlines the risks of frostbite and hypothermia, while also offering tips for dressing and traveling in the cold.

In a press release, the governor's office also offers additional resources to locate warming centers. Here is a link to a list of LOCAL warming centers. 

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