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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The sub-zero temperatures Illinoisans experienced last month added up to the eighth coldest January on record.
 
Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel says the statewide average temperature in January was 18.2 degrees - 8.1 degrees below the average of 26.3 degrees. Angel is with the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois.
 
The coldest January on record was in 1977, when the average temperature was 10.3 degrees.
 
January snowfall was above average for most of the state except in far southern Illinois, where snow totals were from 1 to 6 inches. Northeastern Illinois had between 25 and 30 inches of accumulation thanks to lake-effect snow.
 
Chicago recorded low temperatures at zero or below zero on 13 days. The city had its third snowiest January on record.
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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:45

Blockbuster Closings: Will It Affect Your Store?

ST. LOUIS, Mo (KTRS) Blockbuster officials announced Wednesday that they would be closing their doors nationwide by the end of January, but what does that mean for the local stores in St. Louis?

KTRS News tried to find out when the remaining local Blockbuster stores would be closing. We called the store on Chippewa and Watson Road in Webster Groves and the Sales Associate we spoke with did not know when or if there will be a last day.

Blockbuster's current owner, DISH Network Corporation said there will be about 50 U-S stores operated by franchises not affected by the announcement.

 
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