Tornado Warning Test Startles Some TV ViewersIt was just after 10 this morning when some TV viewers got a scare when their screens suddenly flashed the message: "Tornado Warning." It was all a test - but it wasn't labeled that way.
Tornado Touches Down In Will CountyA tornado warning was briefly in effect Friday evening for several south suburbs in Cook and Will counties.
Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding
2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble ResumeGov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive "wedge" tornado virtually destroyed the town.
Average Tornado Warning Times In Northern Illinois, Northwest IndianaResidents in much of Chicagoland typically ride out a tornado warning for anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes, according to data from the National Weather Service.
Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning DamageThunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.
Kendall County Residents Say Tornado Siren Didn't Go Off During StormA 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.
Storms Leave Widespread Damage, Power OutagesThe storm system Tuesday evening produced funnel clouds and caused serious damage in many areas, and also left hundreds of thousands without power.
Tornado Warning Issued For Several Counties, Including Cook A severe line of storms capable of producing rain-wrapped tornadoes — and wind gusts of up to 80 mph — has been spotted in the western suburbs and appears to be heading to Chicago, the National Weather Service warns.
Tornado Warning For Parts Of Will, Grundy CountyA tornado warning has been issued for parts of Will and Grundy counties southwest of Chicago.
Tornado Confirmed In PeotoneSeveral parts of the Chicago area were placed under tornado warnings Tuesday, and at least one tornado reportedly touched down, as the Great Lakes Cyclone batters the region.