Storm damage in Diamond, Ill. (Credit: Jeff Torino)

Diamond, Ill. Rebuilds One Year After Devastating Tornado

Today, the town of Diamond, Illinois, 60 miles southwest of Chicago, looks like an idyllic community with new homes, green lawns and swimming pools, but it looked anything but nice one year ago.


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Guy Who Invented ‘Operation’ Is Broke, Needs One Himself

Everybody’s played the popular board game. But do you know the back story of the man who invented it? CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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

Washington, Ill. Seeking Volunteers To Help Cleanup Tornado Damage

The town of Washington, Ill. is looking for help with the cleanup after a tornado devastated much of the town two weeks ago.


House Tornado

Watch: Tornado Blows House Away In An Instant

Surveillance video outside a store in Diamond, Ill. shows a tornado blowing a house away in an instant.


Storm damage in Diamond, Ill. (Credit: Jeff Torino)

Southwest Suburbs Battered By Storms, Tornado

The Chicago area was beset by a fast-moving storm Sunday that temporarily halted the Bears game at Soldier Field and downed power lines and trees.


Debris from Washington, Ill. landed in Morris, 85 miles away. (April Gerstung)

Evidence Of Lives Devastated By Downstate Tornado Found Near Chicago

Debris from someone’s life landed at April Gerstung’s residence near Morris, hours after a devastating tornado flattened parts of Washington in central Illinois.


(Photo: O'Hare Airport Guide) credit: Pilar Clark

9 O’Hare Passengers Taken To Hospitals After Becoming Ill

An international flight was grounded at O’Hare after several passengers were rushed to the hospital. The tourists were headed home to Copenhagen Denmark late last night.


A gyrocopter; file image. (JOHNNY GREEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Dies After Gyrocopter Crashes In Lansing

A man is dead after his gyrocopter crashed Monday morning at an airport in south suburban Lansing, Illinois State Police said.


A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Computer Pranksters Draw Swarms Of Cops To Cary Home

Late Wednesday afternoon, Cary police say they received a computer message from a 16-year-old boy who claimed there had been a shooting in a home on Adare Drive. The teen said he was hiding in an upstairs room.


The Salzburg family -- Jo, Jim and Mary-Jo -- talk about their experience fleeing the cruise ship that partially capsized off the Italian cost last week. (CBS)

Northern Illinois Family Survived Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

Jim and Jo Salzurg and their daughter, Mary-Jo, were among the thousands of passengers on the Costa Concordia, the luxury liner that hit a rock along the Tuscany shore last week.


World War II veteran Gerald Diez, 90, may be displaced from his home at the Marion VA, his family says. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Will VA Bounce Vets From Nursing Facilities?

The families of military veterans say their loved ones are being pushed out of the VA centers that promised to take care of them. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.

CBS 2–06/23/2011