dry weather

7:31 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Dry conditions threaten fireworks displays

The fear of drought-driven fires isn’t stopping most Illinois communities from putting on their annual Independence Day celebrations. Last week, several towns, including Plainfield, canceled their municipal fireworks shows because of the hot, dry conditions.

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6:39 am
Thu June 14, 2012

It's not a drought, but northern Illinois needs rain

Dry weather has been the norm for the region. Forecasters say the precipitation expected next week might not be enough to reach truly healthy levels.

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