Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Single-digit temps move across frigid Illinois

PERU (AP) — Bitter cold weather has moved into parts of northern Illinois, bringing wind chills as low as minus-17.

The National Weather Service says the temperature was 1 degree in Rockford on Monday afternoon. In Chicago it was just 9 degrees at O'Hare International Airport. Springfield saw a temperature of 12 and was Peoria was 10.

Authorities were warning residents to take precautions as the temperature drops. Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications asked residents to check on the elderly and disabled.

In Peru, Illinois Valley Community Hospital said it would keep its cafeteria open around the clock as a warming center.

Loading more