Chicago Area

Hail dusts a patio in Zion. (Courtesy: Anthony Mowers)

Storms Hit Chicago Region

(CBS) – Severe thunderstorms, strong wind gusts and hail combined to hit the Chicago region Monday afternoon, in the thick of rush hour. Hail was reported in the north suburbs of  Zion and Wilmette as well […]


Clouds Over Lake Michigan

Sunday Could Get The Worst Of Thunderstorms This Weekend

Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 68 degrees, according to the weather service. Rainfall is expected to start overnight. Sunday will be warmer, with a high of 81 degrees, and showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the day.


Plants are covered in the early morning frost in Richmond Park on January 17, 2015 in London, England. A forecasted cold weather front is due to bring sleet and snow to parts of the capital by tomorrow. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Frost Advisory Issued For Overnight

The advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday for all Chicago-area counties in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.


Chicago Region Sees Rise In Anti-Islamic Sentiment, Muslim-Rights Group Says

he first involved anti-Islamic graffiti scrawled in a boys’ bathroom at Sandburg High School in Orland Park on Feb. 6.


The record-setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours closing a 100-mile section of The New York State Thruway as well as other major roads around Buffalo. Four deaths have already been attributed to the storm. (John Normile/Getty Images)

Snow-Shoveling Death Toll Hits 18 In Chicago Area

Authorities stress that shoveling snow can be potentially dangerous.


A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Pediatricians Waiting On Flu Vaccines For Kids

But The Centers for Disease Control says the lack of supply is due to a shipping delay and not an actual shortage of the vaccine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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