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  • Mary Flores looks over the damage cause by a large Oak tree falling during Monday morning's storm. Several cars in the driveway of her N. Bellevue Drive home in Round Lake Park were damaged.

      Mary Flores looks over the damage cause by a large Oak tree falling during Monday morning's storm. Several cars in the driveway of her N. Bellevue Drive home in Round Lake Park were damaged.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Trees lay on the Union Pacific tracks in Crystal Lake.

       Trees lay on the Union Pacific tracks in Crystal Lake.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Large branches crushed a car on Glen Avenue Monday morning in Crystal Lake.

       Large branches crushed a car on Glen Avenue Monday morning in Crystal Lake.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A thunderstorm Monday morning uprooted a tree and damaged a home along Elsworth Street in Crystal Lake.

       A thunderstorm Monday morning uprooted a tree and damaged a home along Elsworth Street in Crystal Lake.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Many trees were damaged Monday morning during a fast-moving storm, including trees in a yard on North Main Street in Wheaton.

       Many trees were damaged Monday morning during a fast-moving storm, including trees in a yard on North Main Street in Wheaton.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Branches are caught at the top of a power pole on Prairie Street in Crystal Lake.

       Branches are caught at the top of a power pole on Prairie Street in Crystal Lake.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A large tree destroyed the bedroom of a home on Ellsworth Street in Crystal Lake early Monday. The homeowner had just left the house.

       A large tree destroyed the bedroom of a home on Ellsworth Street in Crystal Lake early Monday. The homeowner had just left the house.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A severe storm that rolled through Des Plaines Monday morning brought part of this tree down on power lines at the intersection of Oakwood Court. and Northwest Place. Police blocked the street until the live wires could be safely removed.

       A severe storm that rolled through Des Plaines Monday morning brought part of this tree down on power lines at the intersection of Oakwood Court. and Northwest Place. Police blocked the street until the live wires could be safely removed.
    Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • A severe storm that rolled through Des Plaines Monday morning brought part of this tree down on power lines at the intersection of Oakwood Court. and Northwest Place. Police blocked the street until the live wires could be safely removed.

       A severe storm that rolled through Des Plaines Monday morning brought part of this tree down on power lines at the intersection of Oakwood Court. and Northwest Place. Police blocked the street until the live wires could be safely removed.
    Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer

  • A downed tree branch blocks the driveway of a home at the intersection of Cape and Fair Oaks Road in Carol Stream.

       A downed tree branch blocks the driveway of a home at the intersection of Cape and Fair Oaks Road in Carol Stream.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A downed tree branch blocks the driveway of a home in the 1300 block of Rolling Oaks Drive in Carol Stream.

       A downed tree branch blocks the driveway of a home in the 1300 block of Rolling Oaks Drive in Carol Stream.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Dennis Lis of 820 N. Clark in Palatine tries to move a neighbor's willow tree branch that found its way into his swimming pool after the morning storm.

       Dennis Lis of 820 N. Clark in Palatine tries to move a neighbor's willow tree branch that found its way into his swimming pool after the morning storm.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Dennis Lis of 820 N Clark in Palatine, surveys the storm damage to his swimming pool caused by a neighbor's fallen willow tree.

       Dennis Lis of 820 N Clark in Palatine, surveys the storm damage to his swimming pool caused by a neighbor's fallen willow tree.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • An uprooted tree hit the corner of Richard and Linda Whitmore's home on Clifton Road in Round Lake Park following Monday morning's storm.

      An uprooted tree hit the corner of Richard and Linda Whitmore's home on Clifton Road in Round Lake Park following Monday morning's storm.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • A trampoline was tossed upside down during Monday morning's storm in the Valley Lakes subdivision in Round Lake.

      A trampoline was tossed upside down during Monday morning's storm in the Valley Lakes subdivision in Round Lake.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • A Metra train is stopped in its tracks near Lake Street in Grayslake as a fallen tree blocks its path following Monday morning's storm.

      A Metra train is stopped in its tracks near Lake Street in Grayslake as a fallen tree blocks its path following Monday morning's storm.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Trees damaged by Monday morning's storm destroyed a fence at this home in the 300 block of Kenwood Road in Round Lake Park.

      Trees damaged by Monday morning's storm destroyed a fence at this home in the 300 block of Kenwood Road in Round Lake Park.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Trees lay on the train tracks near Lake Street in Grayslake following Monday morning's storm keeping Metra trains from passing through.

      Trees lay on the train tracks near Lake Street in Grayslake following Monday morning's storm keeping Metra trains from passing through.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Rosendo Saalgado of Round Lake Park looks over the storm damage at the home of a friend on Kenwood Drive Monday morning. Trees damaged the home and two trucks.

      Rosendo Saalgado of Round Lake Park looks over the storm damage at the home of a friend on Kenwood Drive Monday morning. Trees damaged the home and two trucks.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Round Lake Park resident Linda Whitmore surveys the damage after a tree hit her Clifton Road home Monday morning following the severe storm that blew through Lake County.

      Round Lake Park resident Linda Whitmore surveys the damage after a tree hit her Clifton Road home Monday morning following the severe storm that blew through Lake County.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Tree limbs lay near Kenwood Road in Round Lake Park after it fell and damaged this home in the 300 block Monday morning.

      Tree limbs lay near Kenwood Road in Round Lake Park after it fell and damaged this home in the 300 block Monday morning.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • A home on Kenwood Road in Round Lake Park was damaged by a fallen tree following Monday morning's severe storm.

      A home on Kenwood Road in Round Lake Park was damaged by a fallen tree following Monday morning's severe storm.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Christina Flores, 15, takes photos of the cars damaged during Monday morning's storm at their N. Bellevue Drive home in Round Lake Park.

      Christina Flores, 15, takes photos of the cars damaged during Monday morning's storm at their N. Bellevue Drive home in Round Lake Park.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Among a stand of mature trees along Cary-Algonquin Road in Cary, one particular tree was snapped off in Monday's thunderstorm that left many suburbs without power.

       Among a stand of mature trees along Cary-Algonquin Road in Cary, one particular tree was snapped off in Monday's thunderstorm that left many suburbs without power.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Cafe Fourteen employees from left, Amy Pfauter, Donna Guasta, Amanda Sobieski and Juan Ramirez wait outside for the power to be restored along Rt. 14 in downtown Palatine after the morning storm.

       Cafe Fourteen employees from left, Amy Pfauter, Donna Guasta, Amanda Sobieski and Juan Ramirez wait outside for the power to be restored along Rt. 14 in downtown Palatine after the morning storm.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jay Kohen clears some tree branches from his front yard along Colfax in Palatine after a morning storm blew through town.

       Jay Kohen clears some tree branches from his front yard along Colfax in Palatine after a morning storm blew through town.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Power lines and trees down on Benton Street just north of Colfax Street in Palatine.

       Power lines and trees down on Benton Street just north of Colfax Street in Palatine.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jay Kohen surveys the storm damage in front of his home on Colfax Street in Palatine.

       Jay Kohen surveys the storm damage in front of his home on Colfax Street in Palatine.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A fallen tree lays across a sidewalk at Cherrywood Park in Palatine after an early morning storm.

       A fallen tree lays across a sidewalk at Cherrywood Park in Palatine after an early morning storm.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • John Ludwig surveys the storm damage along Cunningham Drive and Old Mill Road in Palatine.

       John Ludwig surveys the storm damage along Cunningham Drive and Old Mill Road in Palatine.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Dan Kelly of the Palatine Park District picks up tree branches along Russet Way after a morning storm blew through the Northwest suburbs.

       Dan Kelly of the Palatine Park District picks up tree branches along Russet Way after a morning storm blew through the Northwest suburbs.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Tapes blocks Kennicott Avenue at Wing Street where tree limbs tore down power lines after a thunderstorm Monday morning in Arlington Heights.

       Tapes blocks Kennicott Avenue at Wing Street where tree limbs tore down power lines after a thunderstorm Monday morning in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Power lines were snapped on Kennicott Avenue at Wing Street after a thunderstorm capable of producing 70 mile per hour winds hit the area Monday morning in Arlington Heights.

       Power lines were snapped on Kennicott Avenue at Wing Street after a thunderstorm capable of producing 70 mile per hour winds hit the area Monday morning in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • A tree is down across Princeton Avenue just south of Grove Street after a thunderstorm with strong winds tore through the area Monday morning in Arlington Heights.

       A tree is down across Princeton Avenue just south of Grove Street after a thunderstorm with strong winds tore through the area Monday morning in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Wires are down on Kennicott Avenue at Wing Street after a thunderstorm capable of producing 70 mile per hour winds hit the area Monday morning in Arlington Heights.

       Wires are down on Kennicott Avenue at Wing Street after a thunderstorm capable of producing 70 mile per hour winds hit the area Monday morning in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Del Rogers cleans up branches around his home on the corner of Crane and Dawes streets in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area. The willow tree in his yard narrowly missed his house after a big brach fell. "I planted this willow tree 25 years ago," said Rogers. "It sounded like a truck was driving near my house."

       Del Rogers cleans up branches around his home on the corner of Crane and Dawes streets in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area. The willow tree in his yard narrowly missed his house after a big brach fell. "I planted this willow tree 25 years ago," said Rogers. "It sounded like a truck was driving near my house."
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Dave Heurich with Libertyville Public Works tries to remove tree limbs that fell into a house at 226 Second Street in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area.

       Dave Heurich with Libertyville Public Works tries to remove tree limbs that fell into a house at 226 Second Street in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville Public Works employees work to remove this tree that fell into a house at 226 Second Street in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area.

       Libertyville Public Works employees work to remove this tree that fell into a house at 226 Second Street in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Dennis Matusek with Libertyville Public Works examines this tree that fell into a house at 226 Second Street in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area.

       Dennis Matusek with Libertyville Public Works examines this tree that fell into a house at 226 Second Street in Libertyville Monday morning after a dangerous thunderstorm blew through the area.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A tree downed by the storm on Monday blocks the road south of S. Princeton Ave & W. Grove St, Arlington Heights.

      A tree downed by the storm on Monday blocks the road south of S. Princeton Ave & W. Grove St, Arlington Heights.
    Submitted photo

  • Storm damage on N. Belmont in Arlington Heights on Monday, July 11.

      Storm damage on N. Belmont in Arlington Heights on Monday, July 11.
    Photo courtesy of david Keller

  • A tree fell on the play set in the backyard of the Piet home on Central Road in Arlington Heights Monday. The strong storms that moved through the area took the tree down.

      A tree fell on the play set in the backyard of the Piet home on Central Road in Arlington Heights Monday. The strong storms that moved through the area took the tree down.
    Photo courtesy of Donna Piet

 

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