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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.


Hail dusts a patio in Zion. (Courtesy: Anthony Mowers)

Storms Hit Chicago Region

(CBS) – Severe thunderstorms, strong wind gusts and hail combined to hit the Chicago region Monday afternoon, in the thick of rush hour. Hail was reported in the north suburbs of  Zion and Wilmette as well […]


Rain against window (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 845 Flights Canceled At Chicago Airports Amid Storms

Travelers are encouraged to check their flight status with their airline.


Some residents in west suburban Bellwood had to throw away furniture damaged by flooding from Monday night's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Bellwood Hit Hard By Flooding From Monday’s Storm

Many suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets.


(Credit: National Weather Service)

Amazing Radar Image Shows Devastating One-Two Weather Punch

Last night’s storms were the equivalent of a boxer throwing a stiff jab followed by a devastating hook.


Fans evacuate the stadium due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced at least one tornado in Illinois has produced high winds and possible flash flooding. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soldier Field Chief Would Do Some Things Differently With Stadium Evacuation

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the man who made the decision.


Storm damage in Diamond, Ill. (Credit: Jeff Torino)

Southwest Suburbs Battered By Storms, Tornado

The Chicago area was beset by a fast-moving storm Sunday that temporarily halted the Bears game at Soldier Field and downed power lines and trees.


A tree fell on a moving car at 120th and Stewart Sunday afternoon around 3:30. One person was removed in good condition. (Chicago Fire Department/Twitter)

Nearly 60,000 Without Power After Fast-Moving Storm Hits Chicago

A fast-moving storm brought heavy rains and high winds, leaving nearly 56,000 customers without power in the Chicago area.



Thousands Without Power After Strong Thunderstorms

Thousands of households lost power Wednesday night as a severe thunderstorm rolled through the Chicago region, according to ComEd.


Storm clouds gather over Winfield. (Viana Oliver)

Storms Pummel Chicago Area

The Labor Day weekend kicked off Friday with immensely powerful thunderstorms that felled trees and power lines, temporarily halted some commuter rail lines and brought the threat of flooding to the Chicago region.


A 40-foot maple tree toppled during a fast-moving, hard-hitting thunderstorm on June 24, 2013, damaging two homes in Berwyn. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

West Suburbs Cleaning Up Fallen Trees After Powerful Storm

Parts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.


Austin Hudson-Lapore (Supplied to CBS)

Family: U Of C Student Died Doing What He Loved; Observing Storms

The family of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, a week after he went missing, said the death appeared to be a tragic accident during last week’s heavy storms.


Stormy clouds in Oswego. (Credit: Ron Westphal )

Kendall County Residents Say Tornado Siren Didn’t Go Off During Storm

A tornado warning bulletin for Kendall County came in from the National Weather Service at 5:15 p.m., but a siren at an Oswego subdivision was silent when the county activated the warning system.


A tree down on the 9500 block of Hoyne Avenue in Beverly. (Credit Jim Taylor)

Storms Roll Through Chicago Area Knocking Down Trees, Starting Fire

Fast and furious. That’s how people described the storm that ripped through the area – taking down trees and sparking a fire in Schererville, Indiana.


A huge sinkhole opened up on South Side on Thursday. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

Two Weeks Later, West Pullman Sinkhole Bigger Than Ever

Like the hole itself, it grew into a bigger job than first thought. Tonight, the hole is bigger than ever, the sewer smell worse than ever, and the residents are being told it will take at least a couple more weeks.


Storms sweep into Chicago around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. (CBS)

Strong Rains, Potential Flooding For Chicago Area

A wave of strong storms will be sweeping though the Chicago area Wednesday and Thursday, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on and off.


Scientists: Severity Of Recent Storms More Proof Of Climate Change

Scientists in the Chicago area said Friday the kind of tumultuous weather we’ve been having is just more evidence of global warming, and a reason to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2013


Best Places For Rain Gear In The Chicago Area

Don’t let stormy weather keep you from being stylish. Look fabulous in the rain by shopping at these local stores.


Severe Thunderstorm (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

More Storms Coming This Afternoon

A round of storms overnight ripped down some trees in the Chicago area, and more storms hit the area just in time for the morning rush.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Flooding from heavy rain on Sunday in the Clearing neighborhood left ankle-deep water in Tom Ramos' basement. (Photo courtesy Tom Ramos)

Sunday’s Rain Causes Flooding Problems For Homes Near Midway

Given the drought conditions gripping the Midwest, the Chicago are really needs rain, but on Sunday, some areas got much more than they could handle.

CBS 2–08/27/2012