Historic levels of snow stopped the region in its tracks February 2011.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Excessive rains battered the suburbs in July 2011, shutting down arterials like Landmeier Road in Des Plaines.
Daily Herald file photo, 2011
Temperatures over 100 degrees played a role in a fatal derailment in Glenview, a preliminary investigation shows.
Courtesy ABC 7
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Record-breaking heat buckles a railway track July 4, causing a derailment, bridge collapse and the death of a Glenview couple. A freak blizzard Feb. 1, 2011, engulfs Lake Shore Drive in snow. Unprecedented rainfall July 23, 2011, floods the suburbs, shutting down major roadways and intersections. July was the third hottest on record in Illinois. Uncommon weather is becoming common.Can our roads handle it?