Also from July 23
- Hot, dry conditions hammering lawns, foundations, businesses
- July 23, 2012
- Plants can’t avail themselves of lemonade and air conditioning to beat this suffocating weather. Thus, much of the local flora has been taking a pounding from one of the hottest, driest summers to blister the Midwest since the droughts of 1988 and the 1930s Dust Bowl.