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Sue Byrne shot this picture in Vernon Hills.
Sue Byrne shot this picture in Vernon Hills.
Sue Byrne
Traffic streaks by on the Jane Addams Tollway in Elgin Friday morning as a storm front moves across the sky. Menacing clouds were followed by lightning and much-needed rain.
  Traffic streaks by on the Jane Addams Tollway in Elgin Friday morning as a storm front moves across the sky. Menacing clouds were followed by lightning and much-needed rain.
Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer
An interesting cloud pattern forms as a thunderstorm moves through Mundelein Friday morning.
  An interesting cloud pattern forms as a thunderstorm moves through Mundelein Friday morning.
Lee Filas | Staff Photographer
A woman walks across the Main Street Bridge in downtown St. Charles Friday as much needed rain falls. Severe thunderstorms rolled through the suburbs in the late morning and a light rain followed early into the afternoon.
  A woman walks across the Main Street Bridge in downtown St. Charles Friday as much needed rain falls. Severe thunderstorms rolled through the suburbs in the late morning and a light rain followed early into the afternoon.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
This is the view from Cary, IL at about 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012
This is the view from Cary, IL at about 11 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012
Photo courtesy of Rachael Lawrence
Storm clouds over Route 53 in Rolling Meadows on Friday.
Storm clouds over Route 53 in Rolling Meadows on Friday.
Photo courtesy of David Bacino
Lisa Balon of Wheaton needed an umbrella as she did her grocery shopping in Wheaton on Friday after storms and much needed rain moved into the Chicago area.
  Lisa Balon of Wheaton needed an umbrella as she did her grocery shopping in Wheaton on Friday after storms and much needed rain moved into the Chicago area.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Mick Krasowski
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Mick Krasowski
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Mick Krasowski
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Storm clouds roll in over Randall Road in Elgin on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Mick Krasowski
Storm clouds in Elgin on Friday.
Storm clouds in Elgin on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Lindsay Zimny
Clouds over the suburbs on Friday.
Clouds over the suburbs on Friday.
Photo courtesy of Michael K. Dubanowski
Day turns to night as rain finally comes to the area Friday morning as motorists make their way down Algonquin Road near Harper College.
  Day turns to night as rain finally comes to the area Friday morning as motorists make their way down Algonquin Road near Harper College.
Bill Zars | Staff Photographer
Northrop Grumman employees decide to head inside and the delay the opening of America Day as a storm front rolls in Friday morning in Rolling Meadows.
  Northrop Grumman employees decide to head inside and the delay the opening of America Day as a storm front rolls in Friday morning in Rolling Meadows.
Bill Zars | Staff Photographer
Rich Gustafson shot these clouds over Pingree Grove.
Rich Gustafson shot these clouds over Pingree Grove.
Rich Gustafson
Laurie Faith Gibson shot pictures from offices of the Gibson Group at the Elgin Tower Building this morning on the 14th floor.
Laurie Faith Gibson shot pictures from offices of the Gibson Group at the Elgin Tower Building this morning on the 14th floor.
Laurie Faith Gibson
Laurie Faith Gibson shot pictures from offices of the Gibson Group at the Elgin Tower Building this morning on the 14th floor.
Laurie Faith Gibson shot pictures from offices of the Gibson Group at the Elgin Tower Building this morning on the 14th floor.
J. Petke  took this shot in South Elgin off Randall Rd. and College Green Dr at around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
J. Petke took this shot in South Elgin off Randall Rd. and College Green Dr at around 10:30 a.m. Friday.
J. Petke
Dr. Kathy Borchardt took this picture this morning from outside her office in Warrenville.
Dr. Kathy Borchardt took this picture this morning from outside her office in Warrenville.
Dr. Kathy Borchardt
Ominous looking clouds move into Lisle as a storm and much needed rain moved into the Chicago area on Friday morning.
Ominous looking clouds move into Lisle as a storm and much needed rain moved into the Chicago area on Friday morning.
Bev Horne
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