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

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

ComEd: Power Should be Restored To Most By Late Thursday

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.


Severe Thunderstorm (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cold, Powerful Winds Hit Area Ahead Of Rain, And More Rain

The Chicago area will experience cold and powerful winds tonight, but no severe thunderstorms or tornadoes are expected, according to the National Weather Service.


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Lightning-Sparked Roof Fire Causes $50K In Damage

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.


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Time-Lapse Images Of The Chicago Blizzard Of 2011

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.


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Wind Blows Roof Off Skyline Stage At Navy Pier

Strong winds blew the entire roof off a Navy Pier stage Saturday afternoon. Nobody was injured.


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Bears Fans Tailgate In Winter Storm

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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2010

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Woman Impaled By Tree Says Passersby Left Her For Dead

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.

CBS 2–11/09/2010

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More Damaging Winds Sweep In

Another bout of damaging high winds is expected today, as people try to clean up and ComEd crews struggle to get power restored.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2010

Will County Storm Damage

‘Great Lakes Cyclone’ Slams Chicago

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

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010