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Powerful storms snapped the flagpole and utility pole, and blew out windows at Earlville High School on the night of June 30. (Credit: CBS)

ComEd: SmartGrid Reduced Outages During Last Week’s Storms

Officials at ComEd said, believe it or not, power outages from last week’s severe storms could have been worse, if not for the new “smart grid” upgrades the utility has made in the past few years.

07/10/2014

One of hundreds of ComEd repair crews working to restore power to customers after two severe storms hit the Chicago area on Monday, spawning five tornados. (Credit: Twitter/ComEd)

Cleanup Continues In Wake Of Severe Storms, Tornados

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday morning, more than a day after two severe storms pummeled the region.

07/02/2014

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Severe Weather Hits Chicago Area

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday, causing power outages, flight cancellations and delays and other problems. By late Monday, a second wave of storms was expected.

06/30/2014

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Study Might Explain Why Trailer Parks Seem To Be Tornado Magnets

Researchers looked at 60 years worth of climatological data from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, and found tornadoes touch down most often in “transition zones” – areas where a dramatic change in landscape takes place.

04/23/2014

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado Damage

Gov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.

03/05/2014

Tornado

What Is The Deadliest Weather-Related Event?

Would you be more likely to die in a heat wave or a tornado?

07/03/2013

Radar prediction of heavy storms expected to hit the Chicago area on June 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013