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Shari Hecker places a sandbag at the foot of her basement door, in case of any possible flooding from Wednesday's rain.  Her basement got more than 30 inches of water during a larger storm on Aug. 22, and she and other Burbank residents feared a repeat from Wednesday's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Burbank Residents Fear More Flooding From Latest Storm

Rain fell steadily across the Chicago area Wednesday morning, and though the storm system has begun clearing out as it heads east, more rain could be on the way Wednesday evening.

09/10/2014

The grounds crew puts the tarp on the field during a rain delay during the fifth inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 5, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs-Pirates Game Suspended In 7th Inning

The teams were tied at 3 when a storm rolled through the area. With more rain in the forecast, the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 52 minutes.

09/05/2014

Arismendy Alcantara #7 (L) and Matt Szczur #41 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants in a resumed game at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The game was initially called off in the early morning hours of August 20 over a protest from the Giants. Major League Baseball accepted the Giants' appeal, ruling the delay was caused by a mechanical failure of the tarp and changing the status of the game from cancelled and completed with a Cubs 2-0 win to a suspended game. The Cubs defeated the Giants 2-1. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Chicago Wins 2-1 As Cubs, Giants Finish Suspended Game

After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.

08/21/2014

Crews work on cleaning up and repairing the fields at Grant Park after a rainy, muddy end to Lollapalooza. (Credit: CBS)

Park Advocate: Lollapalooza Mess At Grant Park Not As Bad As 2011

Grant Park might look like a muddy mess in the wake of Lollapalooza, but the head of the non-profit that protects the city’s front yard said he’s not alarmed by how much damage was done this weekend, especially compared to the million-dollar mess three years ago.

08/04/2014

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Four Things That Make A Rainy Summer Day Fun In Chicago

Chicagoans who waited patiently for summer to arrive are now grumbling under their umbrellas.

06/27/2014

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

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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

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Cubs At Reds Game Postponed For Rain

The game never began and was called after a 57-minute delay. It wasn’t immediately rescheduled.

04/28/2014

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

Snow melts around a Chicago catch-basin grate. (CBS)

Rain, Thawing Snow Brings Flooding Potential To Chicago Region

Chicago’s Water Management Department was out clearing the city’s catch basins Friday so that the melting snow and rain have a place to go. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

01/10/2014

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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Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow This Weekend

The Chicago area will get a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow over the weekend, although exactly what type of precipitation various areas will get is still unclear.

12/20/2013

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Messy Weekend Weather Forecast For Chicago

Snow, rain, ice? All of the above?

12/19/2013

Scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday left puddles of water in Grant Park, just hours before the start of Lollapalooza. Muddy conditions have been a problem at the festival the previous two years, causing major damage to the park. (Credit: CBS)

Rain Leaves Muddy Mess For Start Of Lollapalooza

Rain was a problem for the three-day music festival for the previous two years, causing major damage to the grass at Grant Park.

08/02/2013

Summer Volleyball

Cold, Rainy Weather Has Chicagoans Wondering Where Summer Went

- The calendar says July 3 – but the thermometer says September – and it seems like summer has passed us by.

07/03/2013

Members of the grounds crew roll out the tarp at a White Sox game. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel, Getty)

Sox-Cubs Game Postponed

Tuesday night’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to rain.

05/28/2013

Storms sweep into Chicago around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. (CBS)

Strong Rains, Potential Flooding For Chicago Area

A wave of strong storms will be sweeping though the Chicago area Wednesday and Thursday, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on and off.

04/17/2013

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Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms To Soak Chicago Area

Keep your umbrella handy today. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago area.

04/10/2013

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Rain, Thunderstorms Ahead For Chicago Area, Snow Possible By Thursday

It’s looking like a messy week of weather for the Chicago area, with more rain likely on and off Tuesday, severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday, and even some snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday.

04/09/2013

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fun. “Carry On” In Rain-Soaked Spectacle

fun. roared through an impassioned performance of hit single “Carry On” during the 55th Annual GRAMMY awards ceremony, highlighting the song’s theme of perseverance by playing under a torrential downpour of rain. The band was […]

02/10/2013

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