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Attorney: Father’s Death In Tent Collapse ‘Will Be Litigated Exhaustively’

Steven Nincic, 35, was taking shelter from a thunderstorm inside a large canvas tent at Prairie Fest on Sunday, when a strong gust of wind caused the tent to collapse, killing Nincic.

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Roof damage at Grayslake Central High School. (Credit: CBS)

NWS: Damage In Grayslake Caused By EF-1 Tornado

Severe storms swept through the Chicago area Sunday afternoon and evening, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

08/03/2015

A dome covering athletic fields in Rosemont collapses from the thunderstorms. (Credit: Doug Meffley)

Lollapalooza Resumes As Thunderstorms Move Through Chicago Area

The Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park is suspended as the area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

08/02/2015

Storm clouds pass over Gurnee, Illinois, as severe storms rolled through the Chicago area on Monday. (Credit: Al Ghys)

Thunderstorms Drop Heavy Rain, Hail On Chicago Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Chicago area until 11 p.m.

07/13/2015

Storm clouds pass over Gurnee, Illinois, as severe storms rolled through the Chicago area on Monday. (Credit: Al Ghys)

Storms Soak Morning Commute, More Likely Monday Afternoon

A fast-moving line of storms that brought heavy rain and high winds to the Chicago area Monday morning was likely just the first taste of severe weather for northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.

07/13/2015

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Extensive Delays On Metra As Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Chicago

While high winds prompted extensive delays on several Metra train lines, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area and surrounding counties Monday morning.

07/13/2015

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More Heavy Rain, Damaging Storms Expected To Hit Wednesday Night

With several areas south and west of Chicago only starting the recovery process after nine tornadoes touched down during Monday night’s storms, more severe weather was expected to hit the area Wednesday night and early Thursday.

06/24/2015

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New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal City

More bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.

06/24/2015

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At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

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Hot, Humid, And Stormy Start To Summer For Chicago Area

The first full day of summer will be a steamy and stormy one for the Chicago area, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, and an increasing risk of severe thunderstorms from midday through the evening.

06/22/2015

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Tornado Touches Down In Will County As Flooding, Heavy Rain Continues In Chicago Area

A tornado touched down in a rural area of Will County on Monday evening as a powerful round of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flooded streets to the Chicago area.

06/15/2015

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Spotty Storms Friday Afternoon Ahead Of Chilly Weekend

Friday will be warm and muggy, with temperatures reaching the low 80s, and spotty showers and storms firing up in the afternoon. Then, as a cold front moves in overnight, more organized storms will move in from the west. Skies should clear Saturday morning, but cooler temperatures will dominate over the weekend.

05/29/2015

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Scattered Showers, Slight Chance Of Severe Storms Tuesday

While the day started out dry, remnants of storms that slammed Houston were moving in Chicago’s direction, and is still strong enough that the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said there is a chance of severe weather for much of northern Illinois, and all of Indiana.

05/26/2015

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CBS 2 Extreme Weather Special: Safety And Preparation Tips

Need some advice on preparing for a severe storm, or what to do when severe weather hits? CBS 2 Weather Watch has you covered.

05/02/2015

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CBS 2 Weather Watch Prepping For The Storm

Join CBS 2 on Thursday, April 30 for America’s PrepareAthon, a national campaign to increase our community’s storm readiness and resilience.

04/28/2015

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Ham Radio Operators Serve As ‘Eyes On The Ground’ When Severe Weather Hits

Tom Ciciora has been involved in amateur radio, or ham radio, for more than 40 years. He said, when thunderstorm or tornado warnings are issued by the National Weather Service, amateur radio enthusiasts will head toward areas where it might be worst, using smartphone app radar as a guide.

04/13/2015

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Residents Return To Fairdale Two Days After Tornado Ripped Through Town

Residents of the town of Fairdale were escorted back to their homes Saturday, two days after an EF-4 tornado ripped through the town, killing two people.

04/11/2015

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Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster Areas

After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.

04/10/2015

Animals at Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere trying to get back into their routine after Thursday's storm. (Credit: Samira Kanacevic)

Belvidere Zoo Ravaged By Tornado, Two Animals Killed

A zoo in Belvidere, Illinois, took a direct hit from one of the two tornadoes that touched down in north central Illinois on Thursday.

04/10/2015

A Salvation Army truck assisting in relief efforts in north central Illinois, after at least two tornadoes touched down on Thursday. (Credit: Salvation Army/Twitter)

Disaster Relief Groups Offer Helping Hand To Tornado Victims

The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have set up shelters for victims, served hot meals to first responders, and provided other relief supplies as residents dig out, and begin the slow recovery process.

04/10/2015

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