The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is reminding families about the state's weather radio contest in the aftermath of last week's severe weather in Northern Illinois.  To help prepare people for severe weather, IEMA is giving away 100 weather radios, according to agency spokesman Patti Thompson.

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Nearly 50 weather warnings were issued during the storms, which Thompson says highlights the need for having a radio.  The contest runs through March 31.  Enter online through the link:

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