It’s been a year since a tornado tore through southern Illinois before 5am, leaving eight people dead and more than 100 injured. With that reminder the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is launching a contest to give away free weather radios.  IEMA spokesperson Patti Thompson says this contest highlights the importance of having a weather radio to help keep your family safe.

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100 weather radios will be given away as part of the contest. To enter, visit the website:

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