Chicago Area

A tree in Hoffman Estates was snapped in half by a strong wind Friday as storms swept through the Chicago region. (CBS)

Storms Cause Damage In Chicago Area

Winds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail could cause damage to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees, the weather service said.

09/05/2014

One of several trees knocked down during torrential storms in Midlothian on Monday. (Credit: Twitter/@andy_kaz)

Nearly 10,000 Without Power After Monday’s Severe Storms

Monday’s storms hammered the Midwest from Iowa to Ohio with straight-line winds from 80 to 100 miles per hour.

07/03/2014

Sammy the dog gets a taste of winter on Chicago's Northwest Side this week. (Tommy Nava)

Snow Gives Way To Dangerous Subzero Temperatures

The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.

01/02/2014

Cut Paper Snowflakes

White Christmas Expected, Warmer Temperatures Through Saturday

Less than an inch of snow will fall Christmas during the day around Chicago, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 40 percent chance more snow will fall this evening before 11 p.m., paired with wind gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

12/25/2013

Storm damage in Diamond, Ill. (Credit: Jeff Torino)

Southwest Suburbs Battered By Storms, Tornado

The Chicago area was beset by a fast-moving storm Sunday that temporarily halted the Bears game at Soldier Field and downed power lines and trees.

11/17/2013

A tree fell on a moving car at 120th and Stewart Sunday afternoon around 3:30. One person was removed in good condition. (Chicago Fire Department/Twitter)

Nearly 60,000 Without Power After Fast-Moving Storm Hits Chicago

A fast-moving storm brought heavy rains and high winds, leaving nearly 56,000 customers without power in the Chicago area.

11/17/2013

File Photo (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Does 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit Apply To Chicago Area? Maybe, Maybe Not

Illinois raised the state’s highway speed limit 70 mph on Monday, but don’t go flooring it just yet until the politicians who put this new law on the books figure out whether higher speeds were really meant for urban highways, or just rural interstates.

08/20/2013

(credit: Thinkstock)

Healthcare Manager Sees Education As Key To Career In Chicago

Intensive Care Unit Manager Barb Pudelek explains why education is at the heart of her career.

04/22/2013

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Chicago Residents Describe The Horror Of The Boston Blasts

Several Chicago-area residents who had traveled to Boston this week to be a part of the prestigious running event instead became witness to horror.

04/15/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

2012 To Set Record For Chicago Area Gas Prices

This year will go down as another record-setting year for high gas prices in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–11/29/2012

Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hurricane Sandy Sends High Winds, Waves Chicago’s Way

The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning from 1 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m.Wednesday. Winds of up to 60 mph will drive waves to heights of between 16 feet to 22 feet along the Cook County shoreline.

10/28/2012

Hurricane Isaac

Isaac Cleanup Provides Jobs For Chicago Residents

Recovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

(Credit: Bally Total Fitness)

LA Fitness Takes Over All Chicago Area Bally’s Gyms

If you were a member of any of the 23 Chicago area Bally Total Fitness clubs, your membership has been transferred over to LA Fitness as the gyms change hands.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Dropping In Chicago Area

Gas prices are down 11 cents in the last week in the Chicago area, and dropping.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Smoky Sky

Minnesota Fire Smoke Hovers Over Chicago

Smoke from the wildfires in northern Minnesota continues to linger in the air over the Chicago area, and could be dangerous for many people.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

HHGregg

14 New Chicago Area HHGregg Stores To Open Thursday

HHGregg says it has created 700 new jobs at 14 new stores that will all open Thursday in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

File Photo Of Starbucks Store Interior (AP Photo)

Report: Starbucks, Caribou Coffee To Open New Chicago Area Locations

Coffee is big business in Chicago and across the country, and at least two companies plan to open more retail outlets in the very near future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Lipinski Wants Korean War Museum In Chicago Area

Ideas for a national museum to tell the story of the Korean War have shifted from Springfield to the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

Tuesday Rain

Rain’s A Drag, But Sunny Weather Coming This Weekend

Rain wreaked havoc in the Chicago area and canceled scores of flights, but relief is on the way, at least on Saturday.

04/22/2011

Whooping Crane

Whooping Cranes To Fly Through Chicago Area

Endangered whooping cranes may soon be flying through the Chicago region as they migrate from Florida to their home turf in central Wisconsin.

03/22/2011

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