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Some hospitals in the Peoria area are reporting a baby boom nine months after a record blizzard hit Illinois.

There were 60 births in at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center last week, compared with an average of 25. That's a 140% increase. Pekin Hospital also saw three times the usual number of newborns during on Oct. 21. The hospital had a 37% increase in babies born in October.

A blizzard blanketed central Illinois with 15 inches of snow on Feb. 1.

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