Southern Illinois rain gauges filling up, but dry days coming.
Despite late start, warmer, drier conditions in the long-term forecast.
Forecast calls for rain 'every few days' across Illinois.
USDA's April 15 Crop Progress Report shows corn planting off to a slow start in Illinois.
Cool, active weather making it difficult for farmers to complete fieldwork leftover from last fall.
Farmers anxious for warm, dry weather to kickstart planting.
Forecast calls for rain for Illinois, more water for Mississippi River.