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Lightning Strikes Spark New Lenox Fires

The southwest suburbs weren’t spared from Tuesday’s stormy weather.
Multiple hits in one town kept the fire department busy, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.


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Evanston Apartment Building Evacuated After Lightning Strike

An Evanston apartment building is uninhabitable – for now anyway – after it was struck by lightning late this morning.


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Blackhawks Fall To Lightning In OT

Chicago’s Jonathan Toews was credited a game-tying goal with 1:49 left in the period after the Lightning put the puck into their own net.


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Lightning Strikes Spark Two House Fires

Lightning strikes are believed to have sparked two separate house fires Friday evening in the west suburban town of Geneva.


Melanie Dennis' Lemont home went up in flames after being struck by lightning. (CBS)

Tragedy Strikes Grieving Woman Again When Lightning Ignites Her Lemont Home

Smoke was still rising from what remains of Melanie Dennis’ house. In four years, her two daughters died, and one of her daughter’s ashes was inside the home. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


A lightning strike opened a hole in the roof of a townhome in southwest suburban Darien on May 20, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage Two Homes Overnight

At least two homes in the Chicago area were struck by lightning overnight as heavy thunderstorms plowed through the region.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Storms on Sunday caused damage across the Chicago area. (CBS)

Strong Storms Rock Chicago Area Overnight

Powerful storms caused flooding, and lightning strikes caused damage across Chicago, including a house fire in Robbins.


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Fire, Houston Dynamo End In Draw In Game Shortened By Storms

Logan Pause scored in the 27th minute to lifted the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamon on Sunday night in a match shortened to 66 minutes due to lightning.


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Tampa Bay Beats Blackhawks In OT

Steven Stamkos posted his fourth career hat trick, Vincent Lecavalier scored at 4:06 in overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Friday night.


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Carol Stream Mayor: Diseased Trees Are Contributing To Outages

Carol Stream Mayor Frank Savarino says he is looking for ways to assist homeowners whose aged or diseased trees on private property are contributing the town’s power problems.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

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Latest Storms Spark Lightning Fires; Flood Threat Continues

The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

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Lightning Causes Two House Fires In Naperville

Two fires Sunday morning in Naperville are being blamed on lighting. NO one was hurt, but one caused an estimated $300,000 in damage and the other $200,000.


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City Worker Shocked By Lightning Strike While Talking On Phone

A city worker is proof that your mother’s warning to turn off the TV and stay away from electrical appliances isn’t just an old wives’ tale.

CBS 2–07/11/2011

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Experts Warn Of Potential For Severe Storms This Summer

Emergency preparedness officials warn that the severe storms that have blanketed much of the nation this spring could just as easily hit here. They stress taking steps in advance to be ready.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2011

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Powerful Storms Strike Chicago Area

Severe weather hit the Chicago area this morning, with more than two inches of rain falling in some areas in just a few hours.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

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Lightning Possible Cause Of Banquet Hall Fire In Lombard

A fire that did about $100,000 damage to a west suburban banquet hall is believed to have been caused by either weather or electrical problems.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

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Blackhawks Believe They’ll Be In Playoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks lost a tough game to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night, it was a game that would have gone a long way towards securing their place in the playoffs.


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Tampa Bay’s Kubina Suspended For Hit On Bolland

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina has been suspended for three games for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland.



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.


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Blackhawks-Oilers Preseason Game Set For Saskatoon

As part of their preseason schedule for next year, the Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Edmonton Oils at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.