Airlines had cancelled more than 100 flights O’Hare International Airport, where flights were also experiencing hour-long delays, the city’s Department of Aviation said.
A fast moving thunderstorm moving through the Chicago area Monday afternoon and brought heavy rainfall and high winds.
Heavy rains once again hit the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, prompting flood warnings.
Chicago area residents are now in clean-up mode after powerful storms Monday evening.
A tornado warning for Lake and McHenry counties was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
A storm system moving in Sunday afternoon could bring at least 12 hours of steady rainfall and a rain-snow mix to the Chicago area.
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.
As he toured flood damage in the western and northwestern suburbs, Gov. Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency, and said residents of northeastern Illinois must be prepared for flooding throughout the state over the next few days.
Thursday’s spring storm, which brought lightning strikes, high winds, heavy rain and flooding, knocked out power to thousands of ComEd customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Chicagoans could wake up Friday morning to the largest snow accumulation of the winter — a paltry three inches.
Since Saturday’s storms knocked out power to homes and businesses throughout the area more than 200,000 ComEd customers have had power restored, but those in areas hardest hit by the storm may have to wait until Tuesday before their lights come back on.
Six downstate residents were killed, and more than 100 others were injured, in a powerful storm with an EF4 tornado slammed southern Illinois early Wednesday.
A fast moving thunderstorm with lightning and hail is expected to move into the Chicago area Tuesday night.
A standing-room-only crowd filled a Highland Park Country Club ballroom on Tuesday as ComEd officials tried to explain the response to this summer’s storms, and how the utility hopes to improve performance in the future.
Emergency crews rescued a 70-year-old woman from a car when it became stuck in water in west suburban Aurora during this morning’s storm. Several others storm-related incidents were also reported and no one was injured.
Dozens of residents of the Lakeview neighborhood lost power Thursday morning, when a transformer blew out.
The power crisis from the storms on Monday have caused immense frustration for hundreds of thousands of people in the Chicago area, but could a heat wave coming this weekend mean a whole new round of outages?
Patience is wearing thin, as more than 100,000 customers in Chicago and the suburbs remain without power now four days after the brief, but violent, storm that caused their condition.
A Metra train from the north suburbs that should have taken less than two hours to reach Chicago took more like seven hours, thanks to the fallout from Monday’s storms.
A large weeping willow tree was brought down by the storm Monday morning in Des Plaines, crashed into a home and the owners are happy to be alive.