This map shows the extent of the drought conditins accross the U.S. Note Illinois is in the drought zone.
If you live in the Northwest portion of Springfield, you got a break on Saturday. A very isolated thunderstorm popped up, stayed for about an hour and then dissipated. I got over an inch of new rain at my house. As the storm subsided, we were heading out to the lake only to find the by the time we got as far south as White Oaks Mall, the ground was dry. The south part of town hadn't gotten a drop. A very isolated storm indeed.