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Hail in Algonquin. (Credit: Peter Kieltyka and Cody Ferencz)

Hail Storm Moves Through Northern Suburbs

The warm weather could be met with severe thunderstorms in the northern suburbs Saturday.


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Oak Lawn Ditches New Warning System After Complaints Following Storms

After hearing numerous complaints about its new emergency warning system during and after Sunday’s storms, the village of Oak Lawn is going back to its old siren sound.


Just part of a kitchen is essentially all the remains of this home in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

New Number: At Least 15 Tornadoes Hit Illinois

New damage assessments from the National Weather Service show that at least 15 tornadoes hit Illinois during Sunday’s storms.


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

Disaster: Deadly Storms Leave Huge Path Of Devastation

Officials continued to assess the damage across the state after a 300-mile long swath of violent storms exploded across Illinois on Sunday, leveling scores of neighborhoods, killing at least six people and injuring many others.


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Soldier Field Prepares For Severe Weather During Bears Game

Soldier Field is getting ready for noon kickoff – and a storm that’s coming through.


Lightning Storm (File photo credit MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Dead, 9-Month-Old Baby Injured In Gary Lightning Strikes

Two people have been killed and several others were injured as severe weather swept through Northwest Indiana on Thursday


A tree down in Hammond Indiana near city hall and Calumet Ave.

Severe Thunderstorm Sweeps Through Chicago Area

Severe thunderstorms moved through the Chicago area Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rains and high winds.


A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Man, Dog Still Missing After Search Amid Barrington-Area Flooding

Rescue teams moved from the Flint Creek in Lake Barrington to the Fox River on Wednesday in search for a man and his dog, who were seen earlier in the day caught in the water floating downstream.


A flooded street in northwest suburban Park Ridge on June 26, 2013. (Credit: Alan Thompson)

Photos: Heavy Rains Bring Floods To Northern Suburbs

Heavy rainfall that continued for several hours early Wednesday in the north and northwest suburbs left many streets and homes flooded.


A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Halts Some Metra Trains, Closes Part Of Edens Expressway

Continuous heavy rainfall for several hours Wednesday morning caused flooding in several northern suburbs, and forced state police to shut down part of the Edens Expressway.


A 40-foot maple tree toppled during a fast-moving, hard-hitting thunderstorm on June 24, 2013, damaging two homes in Berwyn. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

West Suburbs Cleaning Up Fallen Trees After Powerful Storm

Parts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.


Powerful winds uprooted two trees in Calumet City on June 24, 2013, knocking out power to nearby homes. (Credit: Cecelia Palmer)

Many Blackhawks Fans Miss The Big Game After Storm Knocks Out Power

Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.

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Fallen trees damaged cars in the 6600 block of North Damen in Rogers Park after a storm blew into Chicago on Monday. (Credit: Dan Blom/CBS)

ComEd Restoring Service To Thousands After Fast-Moving Storm

Roughly 650 crews worked overnight to restore power to some 237,000 ComEd customers who were without electricity after a powerful storm blasted through the Chicago region Monday evening. That still leaves about 63,000 ComEd customers without power.


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Family: U Of C Student Died Doing What He Loved; Observing Storms

The family of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, a week after he went missing, said the death appeared to be a tragic accident during last week’s heavy storms.


Stormy clouds in Oswego. (Credit: Ron Westphal )

Kendall County Residents Say Tornado Siren Didn’t Go Off During Storm

A tornado warning bulletin for Kendall County came in from the National Weather Service at 5:15 p.m., but a siren at an Oswego subdivision was silent when the county activated the warning system.


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Woman Who Survived Tornado: ‘It’s Beyond Your Imagination’

Crews were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses Thursday morning, after powerful storms tore down branches, uprooted entire trees, and knocked down power lines all across the Chicago area.

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Radar prediction of heavy storms expected to hit the Chicago area on June 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

An SUV is stuck in a flooded viaduct near 43rd Street and Oakley Avenue, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the Chicago area overnight. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Heavy Storms Cause Power Outages, Flooding In Chicago Area

Thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were left in the dark overnight, and many local streets were flooded, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the region late Tuesday and early Wednesday.


People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Illinois Requires Annual Severe Weather Drills At Schools

In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.

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Flooding on Thursday morning in Skokie. (CBS)

NWS Issues Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the entire Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.