It looks like Mother Nature is sparing Illinois from tornadoes this year.  State Climatologist Jim Angel says the state has only had 23-twisters this year, compared to the normal 40 that are usually seen by now. 

Fourteen of the twisters occurred on a warm day in February.  Only seven tornadoes have touched down since March. Angel says there's a new online tool that allows weather enthusiasts to track tornadoes dating as far back as the 1950's.  It's available on the Midwestern Regional Climate Center's website: