At least one Central Illinois death is blamed on the cold. 64-year-old Herbert Palmer of Pana was found dead Monday morning, about a half-block from his home.
Christian County authorities believe Palmer had left his home in his car, but became stuck a short distance away. He was attempting to walk back home in subzero temperatures when he collapsed.
The sheriff’s department says Palmer had medical conditions that, along with the cold, contributed to his death.