August Storms In U.S. Cause More Than $20 Billion In DamageA new reports say storms that hit the United States last month are costing the country's economy billions.
Many Joliet Residents Remain Without Power; Senior Goes Outside With Sign Begging For HelpIt had been four days as of Thursday, and more than 93,000 customers were still without power.
NWS Now Confirms A Dozen Tornadoes Associated With Monday StormThe National Weather Service has now confirmed a dozen tornadoes – 11 in northern Illinois and in one in southern Wisconsin – that resulted from the derecho that blasted through the area on Monday afternoon.
Surveying Storm Damage: Trees Crash Down, Brick Garage Blown Away In Schorsch VillageThe storm on Monday afternoon brought a tornado to Rogers Park, but the damage was widespread throughout the city and beyond – with trees down, homes and cars hit, and even a brick garage blown away.
Family Wants Answers After Man Dies Following Contact With Live Wire In South SuburbsFrancisco Rice was simply walking down the street, and now he is dead after crossing paths with a downed power line in the southern suburbs.
A Total Of 5 Tornadoes Hit Chicago Area During Monday Storm, National Weather Service ConfirmsThe tornado that hit Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood during the derecho on Monday afternoon turns out to have been one of seven in northern Illinois and five in the greater Chicago area.
High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, TornadoesThe 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.