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  • ComEd: On track to restore power by Sunday night Sep 6, 2014 10:10 PM
    While around 31,500, most in the Northwest and North suburbs, remained without electrical power Saturday night in the wake of Friday’s violent storms, ComEd officials said repair crews were making progress and that almost all service is expected to be restored by Sunday night.

     
  • More than 60,000 without power in suburbs Sep 6, 2014 7:54 AM
    More than 60,000 customers remained without power in the Northwest and West suburbs as of 8 a.m. after strong storms whipped through Friday afternoon. More than 37,000 were without power there as of 1 a.m., especially in an area centered on Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights and Wheeling. Kane County's 10,000 without power centered on Elgin and East and West Dundee.

     
  • Images: Friday Severe Weather Sep 5, 2014 9:05 PM
    Images from Friday's sudden rain and fast-moving severe weather in the suburbs of Chicago. Thousands were out of power in the region, and large trees were downed as well.

     
  • Storms packing high winds and heavy rain roll through the area Sep 5, 2014 4:03 PM
    A quick-moving storm brought high winds and heavy rain into Lake County Friday afternoon. A tree fell onto a car at the Libertyville Metra Station and trapped the driver.

     
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice Sep 2, 2014 2:08 PM
    Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of that cold air. Researchers say that’s because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia.

     
  • Severe thunderstorm warning for Cook, Lake counties expires Aug 26, 2014 11:29 AM
    A severe thunderstorm warning issued for northwestern Cook and Lake counties was allowed to expire at 10:45 a.m., according the National Weather Service. The line of storms that prompted the warning weakened and no longer posed a serious threat, the weather service said.

     
  • District 95 puts new excessive heat plan to use on the first day of classes Aug 25, 2014 5:48 PM
    It didn't take long for Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials to tap into a new heat policy designed for school buildings without central air conditioning. “Yes, how ironic that we had to institute the extreme heat procedures on the first day after a relatively cool summer,” District 95 spokeswoman Jean Malek said.

     
  • Storms cause flight cancellations, delays; maybe rain overnight Aug 25, 2014 11:34 PM
    A band of thunderstorms that traveled through the area in early afternoon caused delays at both airports and a severe thunderstorm watch has been extended for some areas through 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

     
  • Storms bring relief from hot temperatures Aug 25, 2014 2:17 PM
    Temperatures rose quickly this morning before storms moved into the area and sent temperatures back into the 70s. The forecast calls for more storms this afternoon and evening.

     
  • Muggy, hot weather staying put with ‘persistent system’ Aug 23, 2014 9:57 PM
    Forecasters predict a dry, but muggy end to the weekend after severe weather produced torrential rains Saturday. In just 10 minutes, more than an inch fell in Des Plaines this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

     
  • Heavy overnight rains close roads across suburbs Aug 22, 2014 9:07 AM
    A flash flood warning was issued for portions of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties this morning due to heavy rains that fell overnight, meteorologists say. Over a 24-hour period, Morris said, areas in DuPage County eclipsed 5 inches of rain and parts of Cook County had more than 4 inches.

     
  • Heavy rain falling over DuPage County; western suburbs Aug 21, 2014 8:00 AM
    Thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall totals over aras in the western suburbs, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said. Westmont and Lisle have recorded about an inch-and-a-half of rain since 3 a.m., while Naperville has recorded about 1.2-inches. Meteorologists said storms will linger until about 11 a.m., this disperse, but return this afternoon into this evening.

     
  • Joplin schools chief discusses tornado recovery Aug 8, 2014 5:39 PM
    C.J. Huff, the superintendent who led the Joplin, Missouri schools back from the deadly tornado of May 2011, will make a public appearance Sept. 25 in Addison to share his story on how the schools recovered from the tragedy.

     
  • Flooding causes major delays on Eisenhower Expressway Aug 5, 2014 6:33 AM
    Ponding continues in Des Plaines and other areas due to heavy rain overnight. The Eisenhower Expressway was shut down overnight due to flooding.

     
  • Communities scramble to find road salt Jul 28, 2014 4:05 PM
    Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter’s record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies.It’s likely the price will be much higher — possibly double what they paid last year — if they are able to find any vendors willing to sell them road salt.

     
  • Strongest storm in decades in south China kills 18 Jul 20, 2014 8:55 AM
    The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people, the government said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left five missing after hitting Hainan island.

     
  • ‘Polar’ air coming overnight, with low around 53 Jul 14, 2014 9:49 PM
    With the chance of storms in the afternoon passing without real precipitation, the attention now turns to the “polar” air that will make for good sleeping weather without air-conditioning in the middle of July.

     
  • Storms rumble through area Jul 13, 2014 8:25 AM
    Heavy rains soaked the suburbs late Saturday night. Storms were expected to dump as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado watch for most of the Northwest suburbs expired at 1 a.m. Reports of damage so far were minimal

     
  • Will County jail video visits resuming after storm Jul 11, 2014 5:12 PM
    Video visitation equipment at the Will County jail in Joliet is being restored after a lightning strike disabled the system during the June 30 storm.

     
  • Arthur moving away from NC’s Outer Banks Jul 4, 2014 2:46 PM
    While state and local officials worked to restore access to Hatteras Island and help those who had suffered storm and flooding damage, the effects of the hurricane were mostly confined to that part of the state. Farther south, the beaches were once again packed with people soaking up the sun.

     
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