Posted Tuesday Afternoon
A pre-planting pattern of regular rainfall could help solve state's soil-moisture shortage.
Posted Monday Morning
State climatologist says it's too early to declare drought in Illinois, although some streams are running below normal.
Posted About A Week Ago
Parts of southern Illinois saw sub-20-degree temperatures for several hours earlier this week.
Winter storm drops a dose of reality on Midwest and its crops.
Posted About Three Weeks Ago
Nationally, 297 tornados have been reported this year, including 29 just this week in Illinois and neighboring states. More volatile conditions expected through March.
Parts of the state could see snow this weekend but not enough to cure soil dryness.
Dry conditions in southern, western parts of the state worry state climatologist prior to planting.