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Powerful storms damaged an outdoor garden center at the Walmart Supercenter in Morris, Ill. (Credit; CBS)

National Weather Service Confirms Two Brief Tornadoes Hit Monday Evening

The NWS confirms two brief EF-1 tornadoes occurred Monday evening, with one near the town of Earlville and the second in Plainfield.


Interstate 190 near O'Hare flooded at the Mannheim Road bridge after Monday night's storms, causing a huge traffic backup into the airport. Some travelers tried getting out of their cars to walk to the airport, but were turned around by police. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Flood Streets, Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power

The I-190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport reopened Tuesday morning, after it was shut down for several hours at Mannheim Road when the viaduct flooded due to Monday night’s storms.


The Eisenhower Expressway flooded in Broadview on Tuesday, prompting police to shut down lanes in both directions for several hours. (Credit: CBS)

Eisenhower Reopened After Storm Caused Flooding In Broadview

Road crews will be out on the Eisenhower Expressway on Wednesday to investigate what caused the roadway to flood so badly in west suburban Broadview, forcing authorities to close part of the interstate for more than seven hours.


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.


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Chicago Area Dodges Damaging Storms That Slammed Southern Wisconsin

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran reports a tornado watch had been issued for several counties in northern Illinois early Tuesday, but it was later cancelled several hours earlier than scheduled as the system fell apart in Illinois, and the heaviest storms moved into Wisconsin.


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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.


High winds from a fast-moving storm on Monday blew two docks at DuSable Harbor off-kilter. (Credit: Carlos Beccaria)

High Winds Blow Docks Off-Kilter At DuSable Harbor

Officials at DuSable Harbor were trying to figure out how to get two docks of boats back where they should be after high winds from a brief storm on Monday knocked two docks out of position.



Thunderstorms And Hail Prompt Flash Flood Warning

Quarter-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible from a line of thunderstorms expected to move across northern Illinois Tuesday evening.


In this satellite image, severe storms in Kansas begin to rotate. (Credit: National Weather Service)

Twister View From Space: Tornadic Storm Over Kansas, Nebraska

Video images of powerful tornadoes ripping across the plains are stunning and frightening.


Clouds hang ominously over The Loop Friday as storms barrel into the region. (Art Cunningham)

Severe Thunderstorms Knock Out Power For Thousands In Suburbs

After the storms swept through the area, nearly 9,000 ComEd customers in the west, southwest and south suburbs were left without power, according to ComEd. The majority of outages were reported near Harvey in Blue Island, where more than 6,300 customers were without power Sunday night.


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.