Gov. Pritzker declares 'disaster proclamation' ahead of Wednesday weather

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation ahead of forecast double-digit subzero temperatures in Illinois, calling the weather "potentially historic."

Pritzker said the "cold weather headed our way Tuesday night into Thursday morning may bring us to temperature lows that we have never seen before."

The National Weather Service says the frigid weather is life threatening and temperature records going back to the late 1800s could fall.