Illinois Weather Trivia for October 8th

Drought prevailed across the Midwest during the summer and fall. Chicago only recorded an inch of rain between July and October. The tinder-dry conditions and strong winds over 30 mph fanned a small fire, which eventually turned into a major 3-day firestorm in Chicago. Nearly three square miles of the city were destroyed by the fire, which killed 300 people and left 90,000 homeless. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.
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