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The first day of spring isn’t until March 20, but that doesn’t mean it’s not tornado season. Twisters are a year round thing in Illinois, according to Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Patti Thompson. 
In fact the National Weather Service reports there were 16 tornadoes that swept across the state on Feb. 28, 2017 and that’s why you should always have access to a weather. 
Further information on weather related tips are available on the state’s emergency preparedness website at "ready.illinois.gov".
The site is also giving away 100 weather radios as part of a contest that features a severe weather quiz. The contest runs through March 31. 

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