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Headlines for Monday, March 25, 2013

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 o’clock tonight. Forecasters expect periods of light snow will continue to rotate southeast into much of the region today.  An inch or less of additional accumulation is expected.

Wayne County’s 911 System is about to begin line testing on approximately 2,500 residential and business telephone land lines. The calls will be made by Wayne County 911 operators between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No calls will be made on Sunday.  It could take up to six weeks to complete the testing.

The public is encouraged to attend a Meet the Candidates evening Tuesday night at Frontier Community College.  Candidates for mayor in Fairfield, as well as candidates for Fairfield city council have been invited to attend. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the FCC Workforce Development Center. The event will also be broadcast live on WFIW FM 104.9.

Five small airports in Illinois are among dozens nationwide that will close their air traffic control towers under budget cuts that have hit the Federal Aviation Administration.  In Southern Illinois, the control towers at East Alton, Bloomington-Normal and Carbondale will be shut down.

Investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly Benton, Ill. woman.  99-year-old Dorothy Linn died when fire swept through her home last Wednesday. Firemen found the victim unresponsive on the kitchen floor.

Fairfield Retail Merchants are planning a “Girlfriends Day Out” event on Saturday, April 6.  By calling either Uniquely Rustique or Serendipity in Fairfield, you will receive a special packet of savings tailor made for you, as well as a map showing participating locations.

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