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Debris from Washington, Ill. landed in Morris, 85 miles away. (April Gerstung)

Evidence Of Lives Devastated By Downstate Tornado Found Near Chicago

Debris from someone’s life landed at April Gerstung’s residence near Morris, hours after a devastating tornado flattened parts of Washington in central Illinois.

11/17/2013

A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled As Storm Rolls Through Chicago Area

More than 230 flights at O’Hare International Airport were cancelled after a storm passed through late Sunday morning.

11/17/2013

Tornado damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Colin Hinkle)

At Least Six Killed By Tornadoes: One Near Peoria, Five In Southern Illinois

At least six people have been killed by tornadoes that struck different regions in Illinois Sunday, including one death reported in the central Illinois town of Washington.

11/17/2013

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.

11/17/2013

A tornado that hit the Illinois town Washington. (Credit: Tadd King Yorkville, IL)

Town Near Peoria ‘Flattened’ By Tornado, At Least One Dead There

The victim in Washington is a 51-year-old man, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency tells CBS 2.

11/17/2013

Keegan. (Credit: Facebook)

Chicago Volunteers Bring Back Homeless Pets That Survived Oklahoma Tornadoes

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are back in the city this morning with 79 homeless dogs and cats that survived the tornadoes in Oklahoma last month.

06/30/2013

Travelers gather in underground tunnels and Denver International Airport. (Credit: Holly Day)

Tornado Warning In Denver Sends Chicago Travelers Scrambling

Severe weather in Denver forced thousands of travelers underground.

06/18/2013

The Field Museum

Field Museum Mourns Loss Of Storm Chaser Killed In Tornado

Field Museum Project Manager Tom Skwerski says Tim Samara helped put together the Nature Unleashed exhibit five years ago an exhibit now on tour.

06/03/2013

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

State Trooper On Service Mission To Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

A District 15 Illinois State Trooper, his wife and friends have returned from a service mission providing supplies and goodwill to the victims of the deadly tornado that touched down in Oklahoma on the afternoon of May 20.

05/31/2013

Damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Credit: Brett Deering/ Getty Images)

Pets From Tornado-Ravaged Town Find Fresh Start In Chicago

Lori Gentile began to cry when she saw the parade of dogs and cats — including the newest member of the Gentile family — scampering down the sidewalk into PAWS Chicago’s Lincoln Park adoption center Monday.

05/28/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Former Berwyn Family Among Oklahoma Tornado Victims Starting Over

Brandon Quiroz was supposed to graduate from high school on Saturday, but now he’s not sure if there’s a ceremony.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

A golden retriever with Lutheran Church Charities' Comfort Dogs  program gets ready for a ride to Oklahoma, where dogs will help tornado victims. (Photo supplied by LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry)

Comfort Dogs Headed To Oklahoma To Help Tornado Victims

A suburban church with a team of four-legged ministers has been dispatched to Oklahoma to help victims of this week’s tornado disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Utica Mayor Worries About Scammers, Thieves In Oklahoma

The mayor of an Illinois town that suffered from a killer tornado nine years ago, has a warning for those in Moore, Okla.: They’ll see both the best and the worst of human nature as they struggle to pick up the pieces.

05/21/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Illinois Requires Annual Severe Weather Drills At Schools

In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Cars lie around the northeast corner of Plaza Towers Elementary school after it was damaged by a tornado May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The town reported a tornado of at least EF4 strength and two miles wide that touched down yesterday killing at least 24 people and leveling everything in its path. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Local Storm Chaser Describes ‘Sickening, Deafening Roar’ Of Oklahoma Tornado

A south suburban man whose hobby is chasing storms was in Moore, Okla., on Monday when a massive tornado devastated the town, killing at least 24 people.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters

“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Chicago Red Cross Joining Tornado Relief Effort In Oklahoma

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has begun mobilizing to help with the relief effort in Oklahoma, after a devastating tornado killed dozens of people.

05/21/2013

Rescue workers respond to the "injured" during a disaster drill on the South Side on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Fire Department To Complete Disaster Drill In Englewood

It has been the biggest drill the department has done in years.

05/08/2013

Tornado

Local Meteorologist: Texas Tornadoes Should Be Safety Reminder

Video of truck trailers flying through the air in North Texas underscore National Weather Service reminders that when they suggest taking cover from tornadoes, they’re very serious.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

State Aid Coming To Tornado-Ravaged Downstate Communities

With Federal Emergency Management Agency officials twice denying aid, Gov. Pat Quinn says the State of Illinois is moving to assist Southern Illinois communities devastated by tornadoes last month.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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