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Chances of scattered rain predicted this week amid drought conditions. Lake Michigan boaters urged to take caution Sunday afternoon with high waves, fog expected.

by staff

The latest map from U.S. Drought Monitor shows severe drought conditions in McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties due to lack of precipitation in the area. It’s the first time severe drought has appeared in Cook County since August 2012, according to the Illinois State Climatologist Office.

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