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A general view of the field during the fifth inning  of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Last Month Was Cloudiest June Ever In Chicago; 9th Wettest

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago practically could have issued a missing person alert for the sun last month, which was the cloudiest June on record in Chicago. According to the National Weather Service, data collected three […]

07/02/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

Stormy Weather: Wettest June On Record For Illinois; Second Wettest Month Ever

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said, as of June 29, the statewide average rainfall for June was 9.37 inches, more than double the monthly average of 4.2 inches for June.

06/30/2015

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June’s Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of Mosquitos

This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.

06/30/2015

Blue tarps covered the roofs of many homes damaged by a tornado in Coal City, to protect what's left inside from further damage from more rain in the days that followed the twister. (Credit: CBS)

Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup Continues

It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.

06/25/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.

06/25/2015

Overcast skies continued early Thursday in Minooka, after heavy rains passed through northern Illinois. (Source: Glen Schieberl)

Flash Flood Watch Canceled As Rain Tapers Off

“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.

06/25/2015

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Rain Expected Ahead Of Of Blackhawks Parade; Scattered Storms Possible For Rally

As Blackhawks fans flock downtown for the big Stanley Cup victory party, they’ll want to keep some rain gear handy, as heavy rain was bearing down on the city just ahead of the parade downtown.

06/18/2015

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Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding

CHICAGO (STMW) — The CTA Blue Line and half of the Eisenhower Expressway are both reopen after they were closed due to heavy storms Monday evening. Heavy rain flooded parts of the Eisenhower (I-290) and […]

06/16/2015

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Stormy Afternoon Ahead, With Chances For Flash Flooding

As heat and humidity build through the day on Monday, so will the chances for showers and thunderstorms.

06/15/2015

Cars drive through a flooded street in Cedar Lake, Indiana, after heavy rain dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in the area on Sunday. (Credit: Larry Henderson)

Storms Cause Flooding In Northwest Indiana, Hail Hammers Southern Suburbs

More rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.

06/08/2015

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Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Possible On Thursday

Severe storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.

04/09/2015

Some residents in west suburban Bellwood had to throw away furniture damaged by flooding from Monday night's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Bellwood Hit Hard By Flooding From Monday’s Storm

Many suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets.

08/05/2014

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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

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Just 3 Days After Heat Wave, Mercury May Not Crack 50

It was only this past Sunday – a mere four days ago – that the temperature hit 97 degrees, but it all feels like a few months ago now as Chicago sits shivering in slippers and sweatshirts this Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

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Storms Flood Streets, Send Bricks Showering From Evanston Church

A round of heavy spring storms caused serious damage in some areas overnight, including the collapse of a façade at a church in downtown Evanston that left a person injured

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

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Thunderstorms Will Bring Cooler Temperatures For Labor Day

After three straight days of hot and humid weather, cooler air is expected to move into the Chicago area for the remainder of the holiday weekend — but not before some potentially strong Saturday night thunderstorms.

09/03/2011

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Rain, Lightning, Possible Snow Throughout Night

Rain, heavy at times, and occasional cloud-to-ground lightning will continue throughout the Chicago area Friday night, possibly turning briefly into snow in Saturday’s early morning hours.

03/04/2011