Snow and strike and sequestration, oh my!
With a winter storm bearing down Tuesday, a Dixon teachers strike set for Thursday, and federal budget sequestration cuts due Friday, area residents had good reasons to feel uneasy. All may yet be well.
If Sauk Valley residents felt a bit uneasy Tuesday, they had good reason.
First, a big winter storm bore down on the region. Edging northward, snow arrived in the Peoria area by daybreak, reached Bureau County later in the morning, and began blanketing the Sauk Valley around midday.
Then, word began filtering out that the Dixon Education Association called a strike. The work stoppage will begin Thursday, impacting 2,781 students and their families.
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