Commonwealth Edison says nearly all of its customers who had power knocked out by Tuesday night’s storm, including 189,000 still without power late Wednesday afternoon, “could” have electricity restored by late Thursday.
The Chicago area will experience cold and powerful winds tonight, but no severe thunderstorms or tornadoes are expected, according to the National Weather Service.
A lightning strike resulted in a fire on the roof and in the attic of a home on Sunday night, with damage estimated at $50,000.
To get a clearer picture of what happened in the wee hours, several enterprising photographers put together some time-lapse videos as the storm blasted their neighborhoods.
Strong winds blew the entire roof off a Navy Pier stage Saturday afternoon. Nobody was injured.
Bears fans tailgated as the winter storm was passing over. You could hear the soft sound of propane heaters as cold Bears fans warmed themselves and their tailgating fare.
She survived the unthinkable when she was impaled by a tree. On Tuesday, the suburban woman is out of the hospital and thanking the paramedics who helped save her life. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Another bout of damaging high winds is expected today, as people try to clean up and ComEd crews struggle to get power restored.
Suspected tornadoes damaged homes in the far souhtern suburbs as winds gusted at speeds of more than 50 mph, and the wrath of the Great Lakes Cyclone hammers the area. HIGH WIND WARNING