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úkúkdúkúy >> we have been describing it as a wintry cocktail, there will be ours tomorrow where it just reins at the moment the storm is coming together into pieces, the hardest impact of this the most profound impact will be on the east coast where huge amounts of snow are expected we have some rain hanging up in the clouds
right now are temperatures are above freezing so that is a little bit deceptive. you will drop the temperature down to the dew point which is where we start getting this one tree cocktail freezing rain and it freezes on cold servicessurfaces. there are 22 states under advisories'. there are winter weather advisories which have been issued in the northern counties and of course if you're traveling east later friday or saturday that is in for quite a blizzard here is how things will on fults we expect the moisture to hang on the clouds this evening we expect freezing rain by morning, that's what the pink is. by lunch is over to liquid
and it rains into the evening rush-hour and then there is a switchover to snow after about five, six or 7:00 tomorrow evening and it will snow for four hours. >> a budget deficit for the post office, no more mail on saturday starting this summer. >> opinions may have an opinion about losing their saturday delivery service so do 80,000 postal carriers who fear losing their jobs, they think this is the beginning of the end and some members of congress are as outraged as well they say that
the postmaster general cannot pull the plug on programs for saturdays, only congress can. the national association of letter carriers is fighting back and calling the postmaster general to step down, he told the nation today saturday postal delivery will be a thing of the past starting on august 5th. it is simply too big of a cost savings to ignore. today congressman danny davis a former postal worker himself reminds union members that lawmakers have until march 27th to intervene. if congress ultimately makes the decision, that is what the decision is but i don't think it should be made by the postmaster general, or the postal service with as meaningful as it is to the american people. >> mostly sadness out on the
street disappointment and even surprise from their customers. now they're getting rid of saturday delivery which is going to make things even worse it's a nightmare. >> i am speechless. >> it doesn't really bother me, most mail is electronic. it doesn't really make a difference. >> postal workers say that donna hallahoe doesn't have the authority but congress needs to act fast. as of now the cash strapped postal service has a $20 billion debt to close and this is how the postmaster general said he can do it, stopping saturday service would save $2 billion a year. we do have some support on capitol hill.
>> congressman danny davis is not alone in opposing the elimination of saturday delivery congresswoman jan tchaikovsky opposes it as well. the message to letter carriers inside this union hall tonight: call your congress people across illinois and complain because the clock is ticking we will just have to see what happens. gov quinn delivering his state of the state address or was it a campaign speech? we cover the state capital with reaction tonight. >> nobody in illinois should work 40 hours a week and live in poverty that is a principle as old as the bible. biblical
principles and a pledge to hike the state minimum-wage to at least $10 per hour there were promises on education, health care and public safety invoking the tragic story of pendleton, the teenager shot and killed last week. that weakness leaving those who would oppose gov. pat quinn at the polls the next year practically a licking their chops. we lost 290,000 jobs under paquin you can ask a bond rating agencies about how much he has failed as a governor. paquin has done nothing in four years on our state's biggest problem which is pension reform.
>> you did hear a proposal from him today in this speech about how to get where we need to go. hopefully this is the last speech that refers to the problem that we need to specfix.to fx. call sofix call,. calls for an assault weapons ban. let's be frank the pension squeeze is draining our ability to teach our students, our children are being shortchanged and in the end that shortchanges our economy as well that is not to our illinois the pension is a
$97 billion problem for the state and is growing by the day. he did make mention is his speech this afternoonin his speech this afternoon hybrid legislation ultimately amount to a bipartisan pension solution congressional investigators call for a full house ethics committee probe of illinois congressman aron shock claiming that he solicited excessive contribution to help a colleague in a bitter primary battle last year shock is a republican from peoria, one of the youngest members of congress rising stars and is considering running for congress next year. couldn't be any worse timing for him he did come out last week and talk about how he
is the best one for the field potentially he was talking about to the old course's and this race and it's time for some new blood. this is not a very big ethics issue is very technical it's about the fact that the federal elections commission that as a lawmaker you cannot solicit more than $5,000 from someone to give to win independence super pak. he asked eric cantor for $25,000... there is this element of eric cantor wanting to bring in younger blood into the party this was an
advisory ruling is not necessarily the law that's frankly where some of this debate is going to take place how much trouble could he be in an ultimately? given that it is a technical issue he could get a slap on the rest i don't think anybody is talking about expulsion but the real damage is where we started you look at the two previous governors here in illinois you have shocked telling people i want to think about running here any republican or democrat will say there is a house ethics committee that is looking at the sky you cornered him about running for governor and t talked-about how this place needs to be cleaned up he has ethics on his wardrobe
>> when you explain it it may not look as serious as what it comes down to but that is what people will remember in campaign commercials. >> several chicago area police departments detail how they are able to track down a suspect in a stream of salon robbery's, a warning to be on the lookout for these guys if you happen to be out near the university of chicago and in some suburbs and a new twist the boy scouts re- examining their policy towards openly gay members.
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money to pay for his addiction to crack cocaine also saying that he targeted paris salons because it was less likely that he would have to confront a male employee or customer it was also revealed today that he used a rather unusual weapon. according to police reports 41 year-old jason used a bb gun to carry out at least 11 robberies in chicago he targeted jay hair salons and usually only made off with a few hundred dollars each time. after the last reported robbery in chicagos worker park neighborhood police say a witness was able to spot the suspects license plate as he drove off the witness was off by only 1 digits. he actually ran variations of that play into one popped up with the make and model that we were looking for. on monday police were able to track the car down in evanston
and they pulled him over and took him into custody. today officers from several police agencies held a joint news conference charges didn't come down until today because investigators had to interview witnesses in eight different cities and villages these witnesses are a big reason why we are all standing here. the car belonged to his girlfriend who police say had no knowledge of what he was doing with his car he is facing 10 counts of armed robbery he will face an 11th charge investigators say so far he has confessed to most of these charges. for these
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delaying a decision to allow gay members and troop leaders. the organization said they needed more time to get input from its members this bill will not be held in may supporters of the ban say homosexuality is against the values taught in the boy scouts cps is rolling out a new initiative to put strong leaders in schools apparently they're not happy with the principles that they have. barbara byrd bennett tells us better principles set the tone for success. >> if we look at this work is a continuum how we support those people and give them incentive and reward them? that is at nirvana for me. they will meet
wake up before their memory goes. since 1993 researchers at rush university medical center have followed people from four different neighborhoods all 65 or older to take a snapshot of the baby boomer generation. we are interested in knowing how many people are living with alzheimer's. the second number we were interested in is the number of people who have alzheimer's in the future all the way up to 2050. today 5 million people are living with the disease but it will almost triple by 2015. that number is larger than the population of illinois today including chicago and gave investigators a clear picture of the population information was combined with current and future population rates from u.s. census data to determine the startling future projections. this is one of the
10,000 chicagoans being followed through the ongoing project an active healthy 75 year-old who has just completed her first novel she is hoping to help write another story. i am curious to know exactly where it will lead me i want to know what happens to other people. i can't believe it, this is awful, >> the next depp is to study patients and their families as well it looks like we need to prepare for everything in the weather department. rain sleet
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coming pales in comparison to that. these are courtesy of ted and jack lewis captured this a beautiful shot from illinois state beach park the robins purged in the snow-covered tree out there. we have this beautiful wintry scene. it warned us up to about 36 degrees, the warmest temperature we have seen all month. it shows you what that february sun can do. things are about to change. you can see two pieces of energy these are going to get
together and when they do it will be quite an explosion this is the one that comes through here tomorrow the other one with the maine energy is down south. this is where the action really starts off of the east coast. you get explosive deepening of the storm system lookout it consolidates into a humongous storm they measure the snow out there. ice pellets will
that will come down here. you can see some pretty good snow there that comes again tomorrow evening it is out on the east coast. if you're going to boston providence, rhode island hartford, new york we will show you some numbers and you will see how the storm will have grown by the time gets out there boston could have 20 in. or more of snow. turning breezy tonight with freezing rain sleet and son the snow that comes down will be ice pellets most of it will be liquid soap it will freeze on contact with cold services. hide tomorrow is just
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accumulation expected for 4:00 tomorrow. there is virtually nothing in this city. the city. folks down south will miss out on a lot of the action. that is the pattern tomorrow. the rain and snow line crashes south our system goes on and merges into a mammoth storm and look as some of the accumulation that is expected.
in many cases that will be normore snow than has fallen in the entire winter season to date. this is a look at winds and how they pick up. you have a full- blown blizzard going into boston while we look towards the west this is sunday mornings map purple and reds indicate strong southerly wind. here is sunday's air mass lay out. watch how the coal their collapses
down in the country again so that by thursday and friday next week we are back in pure arctic air again it's going to get pretty cold around the area. temperatures go from 33-35. the 2013 chicago auto show is here we show you around some of the concept cars we introduced this year breaking news from the
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