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At Least Six Deaths Reported In Illinois After Snow, Cold
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Authorities say at least six deaths have been reported in Illinois following snow and bitter cold.
Will County coroner Patrick O'Neil says a 62-year-old and a 63-year-old, each from Joliet, died Sunday at Saint Joseph Medical Center. A 57-year-old from Bolingbrook died Saturday at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.
A 48-year-old Chicagoan and a 71-year-old Bloomington man both died after shoveling Sunday, although officials say each had heart problems.
Meanwhile in Pana, a 64-year-old died after his body was found in snow about a half mile from his home Monday.
Christian County Sheriff's Office officials told The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that his death was likely caused by exposure and a medical condition.
A storm dumped more than a foot of snow across much of Illinois before sending temperatures spiraling to record lows.