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Downed trees down Balmoral between Ravenswood and Broadway. (Credit: J Froelich)

Thunderstorms Down Trees, Knock Out Power

A fast moving thunderstorm moving through the Chicago area Monday afternoon and brought heavy rainfall and high winds.

08/25/2014

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

Intense Rain Moves Through Chicago Area

Heavy rains once again hit the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, prompting flood warnings.

08/23/2014

This tree was torn down during Monday night's storms in Midlothian. (Credit: Twitter/@andy_kaz)

Chicago Area Cleaning Up After Storm That Spawned Five Tornadoes

Chicago area residents are now in clean-up mode after powerful storms Monday evening.

07/01/2014

weather

Severe Thunderstorms Move Through Chicago Area

A tornado warning for Lake and McHenry counties was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

06/21/2014

Storm

Storm, ‘Rain-Snow Mix’ Headed Toward Chicago

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.

04/13/2014

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.

06/25/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn visits west suburban Elmhurst to view damage from flooding on April 18, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: ‘We All Have To Work Together’ In Face Of Major Flooding

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.

04/18/2013

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Nearly 5,000 ComEd Customers Still Without Power

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.

04/18/2013

A snowplow gets to work in Kankakee Thursday. (CBS/Network Video)

Overnight Storm Could Be Snowiest In Chicago This Winter

Chicagoans could wake up Friday morning to the largest snow accumulation of the winter — a paltry three inches.

02/21/2013

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

About 31,000 Without Power After Storms

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.

08/05/2012

A resident picks through debris after a tornado touched down  in Harrisburg, Illinois. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Six People Dead In Powerful Tornado Downstate

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.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Storm Could Bring Lightning, Hail

A fast moving thunderstorm with lightning and hail is expected to move into the Chicago area Tuesday night.

10/25/2011

Power Outages

ComEd Heckled At Hearing On Power Outages

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2011

Storm In Aurora

Flooding, Trees Down And Fires Reported In West Suburb

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.

07/24/2011

Lakeview Outage

Dozens Of Residents Lose Power In Lakeview

Dozens of residents of the Lakeview neighborhood lost power Thursday morning, when a transformer blew out.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Summer Sun

Could Coming Heat Wave Mean More Outages?

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?

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Power Outages

Power Crisis Wearing Thin For Chicago Area Residents

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.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Ivison Mitchell felt like he was in a "pickle jar" Monday when he was stuck on a Metra train for several hours because of storm damage. (CBS)

Traveling On Storm-Delayed Train Like Being In ‘Pickle Jar,’ Passenger Says

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.

07/11/2011

Harout Seferian standing next to the fallen tree and the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Des Plaines. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newradio 780)

Call Saved Mom, Daughter From Injury In Des Plaines

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.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

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Moms Say Niles Pizzeria Locked Them Out During Storm

A pizzeria in Niles is being criticized for its alleged treatment of two women and the five children they had with them at the height of Tuesday night’s storm.

WBBM Newsradio–06/24/2011

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