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Strong winds whipped up large waves on Lake Michigan on Halloween. Forecasters said waves could reach as high as 23 feet. (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Of Storm Damage Along Lakefront Will Cost $100,000

Friday’s storms and high waves tore out huge chunks of asphalt along recreational paths.

11/03/2014

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WATCH: Truck Leaves Wake Of Destruction Leaving Parking Lot

One motorist says his rear windshield was punched out about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

09/18/2014

Eric A. Beck (Schaumburg Police Department)

Schaumburg Police Nab Pair Of Suspects After Dozens Of Mailboxes Are Smashed

Patrol units responded to calls around 1 a.m. Monday that a white vehicle was driving in the Kingsport subdivision while a passenger smashed mailboxes with a pipe.

09/08/2014

Jeremy Janssen of Mackinaw Fire Department walks through debris along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Six Months After Tornado, Washington Partly Rebuilt

The central Illinois town has made some progress, but the road to rebuild the town is still a long process. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/16/2014

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

FEMA On Ground In Washington To Assess Tornado Damage

For the first time since the deadly tornadoes hit Illinois on Sunday, federal emergency management officials were on the ground in Washington on Thursday to survey the damage.

11/21/2013

Severe Thunderstorm (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

More Storms Coming This Afternoon

A round of storms overnight ripped down some trees in the Chicago area, and more storms hit the area just in time for the morning rush.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Large swaths of grass at Grant Park were still brown and dried out and other patches of grass were instead patches of dirt, nearly two weeks after Lollapalooza wrapped up in 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Organizers Plan To Protect Grant Park

The promoters behind Lollapalooza are outlining plans to protect Grant Park—where the outdoor music festival will be held next week.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Combination Of Drought, Emerald Ash Borer Has Wreaked Havoc On Ash Trees

The emerald ash borer and the drought this summer are teaming up to give a one-two punch to ash trees in the area.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Tree Down

Many Could Be Without Power For Days After Storms

The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Amy Jarjusey's Van

City Of Evanston Changes Course, Agrees To Pay After Cop Backs Into Woman’s Van

The City of Evanston did an about-face Thursday, and decided to pay for repairs a woman needed after a police officer backed into her van.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2012

A view of the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory from Chopper 2. (CBS)

Garfield Park Conservatory Fern Room Reopens

One of the historic rooms at the Garfield Park Conservatory, heavily damaged this summer in a hail storm, has reopened.

12/05/2011

Cleanup of submerged boats continued Friday on Chicago's lakefront.

Boat Cleanup Continues Along Lakefront

Wednesday’s storm damage to boats was still apparent Friday along the lakefront. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli talks with experts who are conducting the cleanup.

10/21/2011

Hail caused signifcant damage to the historic Garfield Park Conservatory. Here, glass panes are shattered in the Fern Room. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Launches Fundraiser To Replace Damaged Glass

It has been two and a half months since a hailstorm shattered the glass ceilings of the Garfield Park Conservatory, and caused $2 million in damage. Now, the conservatory has kicked off a fundraising campaign to pay for the rest.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

First Baptist Congregational Church roof collapse. (Photo by Wanda Washington)

Historic Church To Reopen After Being Damaged In Blizzard

The congregation from one of Chicago’s oldest churches will be back in its sanctuary this weekend, seven months after infamous the Blizzard of 2011 caused more than $3 million in damage to the church.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Large swaths of grass at Grant Park were still brown and dried out and other patches of grass were instead patches of dirt, nearly two weeks after Lollapalooza wrapped up in 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Repairs Continue Nearly Two Weeks After Lollapalooza

The normally lush, green grass of Grant Park remains brown and dried out as crews work on fixing the damage from the Lollapalooza music festival, which ended almost two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Damage to the Fern Room at the Garfield Park Conservatory. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Seeks Donations For Glass Repair

The June 30 hailstorm that destroyed a portion of the Garfield Park Conservatory has prompted a fundraising drive to sustain the institution until insurance kicks in.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Flooding In Waukegan

UPDATED: Northern Suburbs Hit With More Flooding, Losses

The storms Wednesday night and Thursday morning couldn’t have come at a worse time for residents of the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Lake County State Of Emergency

State Of Emergency In Lake County In Aftermath Of Storms

A state of emergency is in effect in north suburban Lake County, due to damage and power problems from the storms on Monday.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

Squad Car Damage

Hail Damages Scores Of Chicago Police Squad Cars

Scores of police squad cars were among the many vehicles damaged Thursday night due to the hailstorm that swept through.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Storm Damage In Elmhurst

In Wake Of Storm, Tips To Avoid Repair Scams

First, it was the storm, packed with ferocious winds and rain—and two tornadoes—that left a wide path of destruction.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

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