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The aftermath of a tornado in the western Illinois town of Cameron. (Norm Brakeville)

State Officials: At Least 3 Tornadoes Hit Western Illinois On Thursday, No Significant Injuries Reported

The hardest hit communities appeared to be Delavan, where officials said about 3 dozen homes were damaged, and Cameron, a tiny community about 60 miles away.

07/17/2015

The aftermath of a tornado in the western Illinois town of Cameron. (Norm Brakeville)

UPDATE: Tornado, Damage Reported In Western Illinois

(CBS) — Severe damage from a tornado has been reported in far Western Illinois Thursday evening. Monmouth, Ill. police confirm to WBBM there was a tornado touchdown in that area, about 200 miles southwest of Chicago. […]

07/16/2015

Volunteers help clean up debris in Coal City, four days after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the town. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Volunteers Swarm To Coal City To Assist In Recovery Effort

A powerful tornado ripped through southwest suburban Coal City on Monday, leaving massive path of destruction in its path. Residents have been picking up the pieces ever since, and on Friday they were getting much needed help.

06/26/2015

Blue tarps covered the roofs of many homes damaged by a tornado in Coal City, to protect what's left inside from further damage from more rain in the days that followed the twister. (Credit: CBS)

Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup Continues

It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.

06/25/2015

ComEd crews working to restore power in Coal City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Working To Restore Electricity To Homes In Coal City

It’s a race against Mother Nature in Coal City as residents there try to clean up as much tornado damage as possible before severe weather rolls in once again.

06/24/2015

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Coal City Tornado Strongest In Chicago Metro Area In 25 Years.

The tornado that tore through the town of Coal City on Monday evening was the strongest such storm to hit the Chicago metro area in 25 years.

06/24/2015

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Coal City Organizing Volunteers For Tornado Cleanup Effort

With lots of cleanup ahead in Coal City, after Monday night’s tornado, a special volunteer effort has been planned for Friday.

06/24/2015

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New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal City

More bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.

06/24/2015

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Exeleon Says Braidwood Nuclear Plant Wasn’t In Danger From Nearby Tornado

One of Monday night’s tornadoes narrowly missed Exelon Nuclear’s Braidwood plant. But the utility insists no one was endangered.

06/23/2015

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Coal City Hit By EF-3 Tornado, NWS Confirms

Governor Bruce Rauner toured the damage in tornado-ravaged Coal City first from the air and then on the ground, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

06/23/2015

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At Least Nine Tornadoes Touched Down Monday, NWS Confirms

Survey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed at least two tornados touched down Monday night, when powerful damaging storms swept through the western and southwestern suburbs.

06/23/2015

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Déjà Vu: Coal City Hit By Second Tornado In Two Years

For the second time in 19 months, southwest suburban Coal City was digging out from the rubble, after a powerful tornado tore roofs of houses, and reduced many other buildings to kindling.

06/23/2015

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Tornado Decimates Campground In Far West Suburban Sublette

Only a few hundred people live in the tiny hamlet of Sublette, about 100 miles west of Chicago, but it’s a good bet each and every one of them felt the sting of Monday’s storms, after a tornado hit the village.

06/23/2015

Photos: Tornado Devastates Coal City, Illinois

A tornado ripped through Coal City, Illinois, on Monday. It was the second time in less than two years that the small town was devastated by a tornado.

06/23/2015

Al Steinz was driving on Interstate 39, near Troy Grove, Illinois, when he began filming a tornado to the north, near Sublette, Illinois. (Credit: Al Steinz/Facebook)

Watch: Man Films Sublette Tornado From Interstate 39

Al Steinz was driving to Troy Grove, Illinois, when he spotted a tornado to the north, near Sublette.

06/23/2015

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At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

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Tornado Touches Down West Of Chicago; Damage Widespread In Coal City

The tornado reportedly touched down in the community of Sublette shortly after 8 p.m.

06/22/2015

Fairdale Street Scene_Ed Curran

Lawmakers Seek Disaster Aid For Businesses Damaged By Fairdale Tornado

The congressional delegation for Illinois is asking President Barack Obama to make a disaster declaration allowing small businesses to get loans in recovery from severe storms and tornadoes in northern Illinois in April.

06/04/2015

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Tornado Likely Caused Damage In South Suburban Summit

A tornado was the likely cause of the storm damage on Tuesday in south suburban Summit.

05/27/2015

Fairdale Home Damages_Ed Curran

DeKalb County Changing Zoning Laws For Fairdale To Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.

05/14/2015

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