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Ogden woman dies in crash on I-74

The first major snowstorm of 2007 was to blame for three dozen interstate crashes in state police District 10, including one accident that killed an Ogden woman Tuesday morning.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Kristina Wills, 28, was a passenger in a van driven by her husband, David Wills, that was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 74 caused by the snow about 11:50 a.m. at the Illinois Central overpass on Champaign's north side.

Several indicators suggest a dry spring

It's rained a lot this winter, but that doesn't mean the drought is over for Illinois.

In fact, if the coming spring is anything like last year's spring, the state's water resources could become depleted faster than they did in 2005, according to a recent report by the Illinois Drought Response Task Force.