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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

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Tornado Watch For Portions Of Chicago Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for outlying counties in the Chicago area.

06/22/2015

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Hot, Humid, And Stormy Start To Summer For Chicago Area

The first full day of summer will be a steamy and stormy one for the Chicago area, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, and an increasing risk of severe thunderstorms from midday through the evening.

06/22/2015

Country music fans at the Lake Shake Festival at Northerly Island. (Credit: CBS)

Festival-Goers Enjoy Weather On First Day Of Summer

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports once the gates opened Sunday morning, country music fans raced for the best seats at the Lake Shake Festival. .

06/21/2015

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Mild, Sunny Father’s Day For Chicago Area

(CBS) — The clouds over the Chicago area Sunday morning should gradually move out for a sunny Father’s Day for the Chicago area. Sunday’s high is 85 degrees before dipping to 66 degrees in the […]

06/21/2015

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Warm, Rainy Saturday For Chicago Area

The Chicago area will warm up a bit Saturday but storms are expected to move into the area in the late afternoon and evening.

06/20/2015

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Cool Start To The Weekend, But Lovely Father’s Day On Tap

After seeing plenty of rain this week, Chicago will be able to enjoy clear skies to start the weekend, though it will be a bit cool in much of the area on Friday.

06/19/2015

Blackhawks fans wait on the concourse at Soldier Field, until rain passes ahead of Thursday morning's victory rally. (Credit: CBS)

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Fans’ Spirits Ahead Of Blackhawks Parade And Rally

Blackhawks fans clearly didn’t mind getting a bit wet Thursday morning, for a chance to see the Stanley Cup champions parade through downtown Chicago, ahead of a victory rally at Soldier Field.

06/18/2015

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Rain Expected Ahead Of Of Blackhawks Parade; Scattered Storms Possible For Rally

As Blackhawks fans flock downtown for the big Stanley Cup victory party, they’ll want to keep some rain gear handy, as heavy rain was bearing down on the city just ahead of the parade downtown.

06/18/2015

The flooded Illinois River near Ottawa, not far from Utica and Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Glen Schieberl)

Flooding Along Illinois River Prompts Evacuations In Utica

The Utica Fire Department began helping people move to dry and safe places on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains inundated the area.

06/17/2015

Radar image of scattered showers moving through the Chicago area Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Scattered Showers Return To Chicago Area, More Possible Thursday

Rain in the Kankakee area was sparking concerns about more flooding, along the swollen Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers, which were already at or beyond flood stage on Tuesday in some spots.

06/17/2015

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Nasty Weather Wreaking Havoc On Rec League Schedules

As Mother Nature continues to dump water on Chicago, outdoor recreational sport leagues may have to go into extra innings to make up their games.

06/17/2015

Flooding on the Kankakee River. (Credit: CBS)

Homeowners Clean Up After Flood Damage, Worry About More Rain

(CBS) — One of the hardest hit areas from last night’s severe weather is Aroma Park in Kankakee County, about 62 miles south of Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spoke to homeowners assessing the damage. […]

06/16/2015

Rain falls in Grant Park on Monday (Source: Earth Cam)

Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago Beaches

The effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.

06/16/2015

A car drives down a flooded street in Stone Park on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in some Chicago suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Slowly Recedes Amid Dry Conditions Tuesday

The rain might have stopped falling hours ago, but most of the Chicago area remained under a flood warning Tuesday morning, with many streets still covered in water from a series of storms that dropped nearly 5 inches of water in some suburbs.

06/16/2015

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Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding

CHICAGO (STMW) — The CTA Blue Line and half of the Eisenhower Expressway are both reopen after they were closed due to heavy storms Monday evening. Heavy rain flooded parts of the Eisenhower (I-290) and […]

06/16/2015

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