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GOVERNOR PAT QUINN IS CONVENING THE STATE’S DROUGHT TASK FORCE.

ACCORDING TO THE U-S DROUGHT MONITOR…ALL OF ILLINOIS IS NOW IN A SEVERE TO MODERATE DROUGHT. GOVERNOR QUINN SAYS THE STATE’S DROUGHT RESPONSE TASK FORCE HAS BEEN MEETING…AND IS ESPECIALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT ON ILLINOIS FARMERS.

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THE GROUP IS ALSO DISCUSSING WATER SUPPLIES…PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES…AND OTHER NEEDS DURING THE VERY HOT, DRY WEATHER. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS IS FARING THE WORST…AND IS EXPERIENCING EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

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