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  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

  • Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo Nov 22, 2014 9:53 AM
    After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees.

  • Images: Washington, IL tornado, November 17, 2013 Nov 17, 2014 1:47 PM
    One year ago today, November 17th, 2013, an EF4 tornado ripped through Washington, IL killing three and damaging over 1,000 homes. Here's a look back at photos from that day and week.

  • Illinois marks anniversary of deadly tornadoes Nov 17, 2014 6:42 PM
    From memorial services to dedications, residents and elected officials marked the one-year anniversary Monday of deadly tornadoes that tore through central and southern Illinois, leaving more than half a dozen people dead and destroying numerous homes and businesses. Among the hardest hit was the central Illinois community of Washington, where more than 1,000 buildings were destroyed and three people died.

  • Cold will linger throughout the week, meteorologists say Nov 17, 2014 6:25 PM
    A weather system bringing in the coldest air of the season into the region also is expected to deliver a massive lake-effect snowfall east of the Great Lakes.

  • Indiana county seeks volunteers for winter response help Nov 11, 2014 9:03 AM
    A rural northeastern Indiana county has issued a callout for volunteers with vehicles that travel well in snow and ice.

  • Waves slam Chicago lakeshore Oct 31, 2014 11:30 PM
    Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.

  • Chance of severe storms mainly south this evening Oct 13, 2014 6:02 PM
    Strong thunderstorms with wind gusts in excess of 60 mph could hit the area this evening, the National Weather Service is reporting. Any of these storms could produce heavy rain, lightning and an “isolated tornado,” according to the weather service. A tornado watch that had been effect for counties south of the Chicago area has been expanded to include Will County.

  • Storm damages some homes in northeastern Indiana Oct 8, 2014 6:20 AM
    Officials say a storm damaged several homes in northeastern Indiana a weather front moved across the state.

  • Weather forces flight cancellations in Chicago Oct 2, 2014 4:36 PM
    Weather is causing delays and hundreds of cancellations at Chicago’s international airports almost a week after sabotage at a suburban air traffic control center disrupted travel nationwide. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Thursday that 450 flights were canceled at O’Hare and 300 flights were canceled at Midway, including all Southwest Airlines flights.

  • O’Hare, Midway, canceling flights due to chance of bad weather Oct 2, 2014 2:26 PM
    O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport have been canceling flights scheduled this afternoon due to expected bad weather and the previous fire at the Federal Aviation Administration tower in Aurora. About 450 flights have been canceled at O’Hare and up to 300 at Midway as of late morning.

  • Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year Sep 22, 2014 7:06 AM
    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. “What was lacking this year were the warm spells,” Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

  • Firefighters finally home from Cabo: ‘We figured it was time to try' Sep 21, 2014 1:20 AM
    The Hoffman Estates wedding party slipped out of their Mexican hotel at 5 a.m. Thursday, toting their luggage down a side road and through an industrial area heavily damaged by Hurrican Odile. There, they met the vans they were promised to get them to the Los Cabos airport. "We figured it was time to try something,” Hoffman Estate firefighter Bart Needham said. They were finally going home.

  • How Hoffman Estates firefighters got out of storm-damaged Cabo Sep 19, 2014 9:06 AM
    For days after Hurricane Odile struck Los Cabos, Mexico, the wedding party of Hoffman Estates fire Lt. Tom Mangiameli had contended with dwindling food and water supplies, no electricity and the threat of looters roaming the area outside their hotel. But with the resourcefulness of some former military members among their ranks, the party made its break for freedom under cover of darkness early Thursday morning.

  • Flood advisory for suburbs extended as rain continues to fall Sep 10, 2014 11:16 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the suburbs until 2:30 p.m. The weather service estimates two to four inches of rain has fallen on the area so far today, with another one to inches possible.

  • Storm causes as much as $5 million in damage to Wheeling High School Sep 9, 2014 11:37 PM
    The severe storm that ripped through the suburbs Friday afternoon caused as much as $5 million in damages at Wheeling High School that need to be fixed immediately, officials said. The Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board will hold an emergency meeting Thursday morning to approve waiving competitive bidding and spending the funds needed for quick repairs to the school.

  • ComEd: 930 suburban homes still without power Sep 7, 2014 8:43 PM
    About 930 suburban homes are still without power Sunday afternoon from Friday afternoon's violent storm.

  • Falling tree in Northfield kills Chicago actress Sep 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    A veteran actress in TV shows and stage productions across the area, Molly Glynn died Saturday after being struck by a tree uprooted during Friday’s violent storms. “I couldn’t save her. I couldn’t save her. She’s gone,” read a Saturday morning Facebook post by her husband and fellow actor Joe Foust.

  • 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.

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