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Flooding in Burbank. (Credit: John Hercog)

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Closes Taste Of Chicago Saturday

A storm moving through the Chicago area dropping heavy rain has prompted flood warnings from the National Weather Service and closed the Taste of Chicago on Saturday.

07/12/2014

Thunderstorms move into Schaumburg late Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Chicago Area

Thunderstorms began moving through north and northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, bringing wind gusts of up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and occasional heavy downpours.

06/18/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. 41 Reopens In Lake Bluff; Flooding Still A Threat Elsewhere

Though some of the flooding from Monday’s thunderstorms has receded, the Des Plaines River was still overflowing its banks on Wednesday, and the North Branch of the Chicago River was near flood stage in some areas, with more rain on the way Wednesday evening.

05/14/2014

A woman struggles with her umbrella amid strong winds in Chicago on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some Rivers

High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.

02/21/2014

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Official: Flood Risk On Fox, Des Plaines Rivers May Not Be As Bad As Feared

As wet as it has been in the Chicago area, Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Kent McKenzie said it has been drier than anticipated in Wisconsin, where both rivers originate.

04/12/2013

(Credit: CBS)

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Far Northwestern Suburbs

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued this morning for Boone, McHenry and Winnebago counties in the far northwestern suburbs. A flood warning is also in effect in parts of Lake County.

04/09/2013

Waves pour over onto Lake Shore drive near North Avenue. (CBS)

Wind Advisory Over For Chicago Area, Flood Warning Continues

A high wind advisory that had been in place for parts of the Chicago area for much of the day has been cancelled, but a lakeshore flood warning remains in effect until early Wednesday, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

10/30/2012

High waves travel through Lake Michigan on Monday, October 29th. (CBS)

Sandy’s Winds And Rain Cause Flood Warnings, Flight And Train Cancellations

As Hurricane Sandy barrels down on the East Coast, Chicago is also feeling its effects, with flights and trains cancelled and people being urged to stay away from the lakefront due to a flood warning.

10/29/2012

Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

2011 Can Boast The Second-Wettest July In City’s History

Just one day after a deluge gave Chicago the wettest day in its history — for as far back as such records have been kept since 1871 — a morning storm made this month the second-wettest July in the past 120 years in the city’s recorded history.

07/24/2011

Oak Lawn Flooding

Flood Threat Remains As More Storms Sweep In

Flood watches and warnings remain in effect across the Chicago area, a day after the region was hit with heavy rain that left basements and streets inundated.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2011

This was the scene in 2008 when Munster, Indiana was hit by floods. (CBS)

Flood Warning For Little Calumet River In Munster

Residents who were devastated by flooding more than two years ago, are keeping a close eye on rising Little Calumet River, following relentless rains over the past two days.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Cold Has Moved On, But Wet Week Lies Ahead

The cold weather that plagued last week is behind us at last, but a wet and rainy week lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011