THURSDAY: Thunderstorms Likely. Maybe some peaks of sun by the afternoon. High: 70. Winds: Southwest 10-20 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers likely and maybe a thunderstorm. Low 48. ...
32 Percent of Corn Crop Planted
Last week's dry weather helped Illinois farmers plant a big portion of the state's anticipated corn crop.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture reports 32 percent of their expected crop has been planted. That's 1 percent shy of the average for this time of year, but well beyond the 5 percent that had been planted a week ago.
A handful of farmers have also started planting soybeans. The department says 2 percent of the crop was planted last week.