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6:34 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Dry Spell Could Affect Illinois Crops

Credit U of I Extension

Northern Illinois farmers are hoping for more precipitation ahead of this year's growing season. Agriculture officials say the combination of last year's drought and the relatively dry winter have left the region well short of normal precipitation levels.

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Science
2:58 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Dust storms and withered leaves: Illinois' mini-drought

Top soil is abnormally dry in parts of northern Illinois this spring.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Dust storms and fire danger alerts are not what you expect to hear in May in Illinois. But these are signs of a very dry spring. 

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