Illinois Earthquake Simulation To Test State’s Preparedness

The biggest earthquake on the continent was in Illinois, so public safety agencies are running a simulation this week to make sure the state is prepared, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


McCook quarry. (Credit: CBS)

Blasting Resumes At Suburban Quarry Months After Quake

It was a real mystery back in November when a blast went off at a suburban rock quarry and then seconds later, the ground shook. The question is , was the earthquake related to the blast?


Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

USGS Says Chicago Area Did Experience Quake Nov. 4

Scientists of the U.S. Geological Survey say it’s likely it was an earthquake that shook Chicago’s western suburbs after a blast at a quarry.


Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Rep. Lipinski Calls For Investigation Into Quarry Blast

Congressman Dan Lipinski has asked three federal agencies to get to the bottom of Monday’s tremors centered on a quarry in southwest suburban McCook.


Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Cause Of Tremors In Suburbs Likely A Quarry Blast

Residents in the western suburbs felt tremors early Monday afternoon, and federal officials believe the shaking was from a quarry blast and not a natural earthquake.


A ceremony with Japanese drums marked the opening of the exhibit. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Exhibit Marks Anniversary Of Fukushima Tsunami

A special photo exhibit has opened at the Thompson Center, marking two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami.


One of the indicted, Bernardo De Bernardinis, who was deputy chief of Italy's Civil Protection Department in 2009, reacts during a session of the court in charge of the trial of six Italian scientists and a government official charged with manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in 2009 on October 22, 2012 in L'Aquila. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Scientists Sentenced to 6 Years For Failure To Warn Citizens About Earthquake

An Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.


People observe the damages in a building in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. (Photo credit: ANGEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Southern Mexico

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck central southern Mexico Tuesday, sending Mexican-Americans here in Chicago scrambling for updates on friends and family.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

International Home And Housewares Show

Housewares Show Honors Japan 1 Year After Earthquake

The annual International Home + Housewares Show opens in Chicago Saturday, with special attention this year to Japanese manufacturers struggling to recover from the earthquake and tsunami one year ago.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Earthquake Seismogram

Minor Earthquake Awakens Northwest Suburban Residents

Residents of the far northwest suburbs were not dreaming last night – a minor earthquake shook the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

On Jan. 12, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, destroying the capitol city of Port-au-Prince and killing 300,000 people. (credit: Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Continue Work To Build Children’s Hospital In Haiti

A group of Chicagoans trying to help recovery efforts in Haiti, two years after the devastating earthquake, gathered at Children’s Memorial Hospital Thursday to discuss the on-going effort.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

Haiti Quake: One Year Later

Haiti Still Suffering, But Advancing, 2 Years After Earthquake

On this day two years ago, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless. Here is a look at the advances made since.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

Here is a seismograph image of the Virginia earthquake, taken at Northern Illinois University. (Credit: NIU)

East Coast Quake Reportedly Felt In Chicago

The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast may have been felt here in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011


Downstate Illinois Residents Awoken By Earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck in southeast Missouri Tuesday morning, and was felt in parts of downstate Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

John Hancock Lit For Japan

Big John Lit Up For Japan

The lights that illuminate the crest of the John Hancock Center are bedecked in red and white, in a push to raise awareness of relief efforts for Japan.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Edward "Corey" Clemons

Missing Teacher In Japan Calls Mom

A Chicago man who works as a teacher in Japan called his mother on Friday, a week after he’d gone missing in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Edward Clemons' was missing for a week in Japan after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but finally called his mother a week after the disaster. (Courtesy Cynthia Young)

Chicago Native Missing In Japan

A Chicago mother awaits word on Edward Clemons, who was teaching English near Sendai at the time of last week’s earthquake and tsunami.


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley: Don’t Turn Away From Nuclear Power

Mayor Richard M. Daley says worries about nuclear plant meltdowns in Japan should not make people oppose building new nuclear power plants here in the United States.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2011

Potassium iodide pills provide possible protection from cancer-causing radiation relased by an accident at a nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Christopher Pfuhl)

Anti-Radiation Pills Becoming A Hot Commodity

Potassium iodide pills have become a hot commodity in the wake of nuclear meltdown fears in Japan, after last week’s massive earthquake damaged several nuclear power plants. But what do those pills do and who should take them?

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

Charity Navigator.  (Credit:

Charity Navigator Website Helps Donors Avoid Scams

Donations are pouring into Japan as it copes with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, tsunami and now a nuclear crisis.