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.
New damage assessments from the National Weather Service show that at least 15 tornadoes hit Illinois during Sunday’s storms.
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.
Soldier Field is getting ready for noon kickoff – and a storm that’s coming through.
Two people have been killed and several others were injured as severe weather swept through Northwest Indiana on Thursday
Severe thunderstorms moved through the Chicago area Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rains and high winds.
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.
Heavy rainfall that continued for several hours early Wednesday in the north and northwest suburbs left many streets and homes flooded.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the entire Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.
With a series of thunderstorms moving through the Chicago area on Wednesday, airlines have canceled hundreds of flights at O’Hare International Airport.