SPRINGFIELD -The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging all Illinoisans to make safety a priority as a winter storm moves across the state. The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting accumulating snow for northern Illinois, while snow and ice will make travel treacherous for parts of central Illinois. To help Illinoisans prepare for winter weather, IEMA and the NWS developed a Winter Weather Preparedness Guide to help Illinois residents stay safe during winter weather.