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Interstate 190 near O'Hare flooded at the Mannheim Road bridge after Monday night's storms, causing a huge traffic backup into the airport. Some travelers tried getting out of their cars to walk to the airport, but were turned around by police. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Flood Streets, Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power

The I-190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport reopened Tuesday morning, after it was shut down for several hours at Mannheim Road when the viaduct flooded due to Monday night’s storms.

07/01/2014

The Eisenhower Expressway flooded in Broadview on Tuesday, prompting police to shut down lanes in both directions for several hours. (Credit: CBS)

Eisenhower Reopened After Storm Caused Flooding In Broadview

Road crews will be out on the Eisenhower Expressway on Wednesday to investigate what caused the roadway to flood so badly in west suburban Broadview, forcing authorities to close part of the interstate for more than seven hours.

06/25/2014

A funnel cloud in Oak Brook. (Credit: Jonathan Stramaglia)

Thunderstorm Brings Flooding, Funnel Clouds

A thunderstorm moved through the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon that brought flooding and funnel clouds in the western suburbs.

06/24/2014

Libertyville residents say a bike path is increasing their risk of flooding. (Credit: CBS)

Libertyville Residents Say Bike Path Increases Flood Risk

With more rain on the way the sandbags are out and concern is high about flooding in Libertyville. Some residents blame a state property bike path for increasing their risk of flooding.

06/11/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Worst Of Midwest Storms

Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.

06/04/2014

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Condo Residents: State Wetlands Project Has Caused Flooding

These aren’t the wetlands the North Chicago residents imagined: cars under water, condominiums flooded and a major mess to clean up after storms May 13. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

05/30/2014

Lightning struck the roof of an apartment building in Oak Forest, sparking a fire that sent flames shooting through the roof, causing heavy damage. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Bring Flooding, Damage From Hail And Lightning

It’s bound to be a busy morning at auto shops across the Chicago area, in the wake of powerful storms that brought large, damaging hail to the city and suburbs.

05/21/2014

An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on May 18, 2014.  (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago 4th Grader Raising Funds For Bosnian Flooding Victims

A Chicago fourth grader is raising money for flooding victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

05/18/2014

Flood waters came up to homes along Monticello Avenue in Albany Park on April 18, 2013. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Albany Park Residents Fear More Flooding This Year

Residents of the Albany Park neighborhood have again raised concerns they could be the victims of flooding along the Chicago River if the city doesn’t do something to address the problem.

05/15/2014

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)

Deputy Coroner Rescues Family Stranded In Flooded Viaduct

A Lincolnwood family of five is okay today because a Lake County official happened upon them during when a street flooded Monday night in Lake Bluff.

05/14/2014

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)

Monday’s Storms Leave Homes And Roads Flooded

Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on Monday and early Tuesday left several roads impassable, and many basements flooded, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain was heaviest.

05/13/2014

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

One Year Later, Memory Of Chicago-Area Flood Lingers

One year ago, an unrelenting storm system caused widespread flooding in the Chicago area. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

04/18/2014

With some streets already covered in large puddles of water from melting snow and ice, Thursday's rain could cause more serious flooding, and water could seep into basements. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Watch Continues, But Chicago Area Might Have ‘Dodged A Bullet For Now’

Though an areal flood watch remains in effect until mid-afternoon for virtually all of northern Illinois, at least one official who monitors water levels in local rivers and streams said there’s less risk than feared, thanks to less rain than originally forecast.

02/20/2014

City Water Department employees clear catch basins so melting snow can be drained. (Credit: CBS)

Officials Keeping Close Eye On Water Levels As Thaw Continues

Although officials in the city and suburbs are watching the approaching storm, they’re not sure what to expect.

02/19/2014

Roofing company workers use axes and hammers to chop away ice collected on the roof and in the gutters of a home in Warrenville. An ice dam that formed on the roof caused a leak inside when it began to melt and seeped inside the ceiling and walls. (Credit: CBS)

Continuing Thaw, Thursday Rain Threaten Flooding, Roof Damage

Chicago area residents were rushing to get roofs clear of ice dams, and shovel ice and snow away from storm drains and catch basins on Wednesday, as the heavy snow cover continues to melt, with rain on the way.

02/19/2014

A Chicago resident digs his car out from under fresh snowfall on Monday. The city got 5 inches officially, bringing the season's total to 67.9 inches so far this winter, the 5th highest total on record. (Credit: CBS)

Digging Out Again, Chicago Residents Await Thaw

After nearly five inches of snow on Monday, Chicago residents were digging out again on Tuesday, and were running out of places to put all the snow. All that snow could create another problem when it begins melting, possibly causing flooding in some areas.

02/18/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Melting Snow Could Pose Flood Risk

Record snow this winter could mean record flooding soon.

02/15/2014

Freezing Fog Advisory

Freezing Fog Advisory In Effect As Chicago Thaws Out

With temperatures expected to rise above freezing for the first time of 2014 on Friday, forecasters urged drivers to use caution as fog rolls into the area for the morning commute.

01/10/2014

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Search Resumes For Suburban Woman Missing In Southern Indiana

Crews in southern Indiana are going back out this morning to search the flooded White River for a 31-year-old woman from northwest suburban Des Plaines, after she was swept away yesterday morning.

12/30/2013

Steady rain overnight caused minor flooding on the Stevenson Expressway and other area roads on Oct. 31, 2013. (Credit: NVP Video)

Wet Start To Halloween Leaves Many Roads Flooded

An area of heavy rainfall moving east will shower the region with one to two inches of rain and cause minor flooding, according to The National Weather Service, which issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northwestern Illinois.

10/31/2013

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