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  • Chance of storms tonight, then it gets cooler Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM
    After temperatures hit 90 earlier today, the National Weather Service is saying we’ll have a chance of storms tonight, perhaps as soon as 9 p.m. The weather service has issued no warnings this evening, and rain is not certain. It says there’s a 40 percent chance in the suburbs.

     
  • How Santa keeps his cool at Banana Split’s Christmas in July Jul 21, 2014 4:44 PM
    Nothing cools you off on a hot day like sitting outside the elf house on Santa's lap near a Christmas tree as you wait for your Frozen Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread Flurrie. The Banana Split in Aurora uses its Christmas in July to have fun and raises funds for the Salavation Army.

     
  • Air quality alert issued for suburbs, Chicago Jul 21, 2014 1:57 PM
    The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert for the suburbs until midnight. Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties are among the areas in the alert.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Summer chill changes scene at area pools Jul 15, 2014 5:53 PM
    An unusually chilly July day caused some area swimming pools to close Tuesday and left others with much smaller crowds than you'd expect in the heart of summer.

     
  • Too cold to even spray for mosquitoes? Jul 16, 2014 5:34 AM
    How cool is it tonight? It’s so cold that one village is postponing it’s mosquito spraying. The village of Woodridge sent a notice to residents saying it is putting off its skeeter spraying until Thursday. Mosquitoes were "less active, resulting in a less effective treatment."

     
  • ‘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.

     
  • Images: The July Supermoon Jul 13, 2014 3:04 PM
    A perigee moon, also known as a supermoon was seen all ove the world Saturday, July 12, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. The next supermoon will be August 14th.

     
  • 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

     
  • Taste of Chicago canceled for day due to storms Jul 12, 2014 4:42 PM
    Authorities have canceled the entire day of events at the Taste of Chicago festival because of heavy rain and flooding on the festival grounds. Today’s events were to have included concerts by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and roots-rock songwriter Lucinda Williams. The Taste says on its Facebook page that all tickets purchased online would be refunded automatically.

     
  • Strong quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami Jul 11, 2014 5:19 PM
    A strong earthquake hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake early Saturday triggered a small tsunami and prompted towns across the northern coast to issue evacuation advisories.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Polar vortex next week? Not likely, but it’s going to be cold Jul 11, 2014 12:00 PM
    Dire predictions of the return of the dreaded polar vortex to the Chicago area next week might have been a bit exaggerated, but you can expect to feel cooler than normal temperatures. You can also expect severe storms to hit us tonight and tomorrow.

     
  • Lake County stormwater presentation: Jul 8, 2014 12:07 PM
    The League of Women Voters-Illinois, the League of Women Voters-Lake County, and Faith in Place are co-sponsoring two presentations of “Stormwater From the Ground Up” on July 9 and July 31.

     
  • Lake Zurich village board approves more engineering work for flood-prone area Jul 8, 2014 5:34 PM
    Lake Zurich trustees have agreed to pay for engineering design work as part of an effort to stem flooding on the village’s east side. Vernon Hills-based Manhard Consulting Inc.’s design duties will address a proposal to increase storage capacity of a detention pond that collects stormwater for the Cedar Creek subdivision.

     
  • 4 Lindenhurst homes targeted for razing to curb flooding Jul 8, 2014 5:32 AM
    The Lake County Stormwater Management Agency plans to purchase four homes and three vacant lots in Lindenhurst as part of a voluntary buyout program to alleviate flooding. The village would pay 25 percent of the $917,227 cost for acquisition, demolition and related costs. “Those folks (homeowners) have all signed letters of interest and are on board,” Village Administrator Matt Formica said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast Jul 4, 2014 2:42 PM
    A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Thursday night, with winds of 100 mph as the storm neared North Carolina.

     
  • 5 tornadoes hit Illinois Monday, weather service says Jul 2, 2014 10:06 AM
    The National Weather Service is now reporting five tornadoes touched down in Illinois during a storm that dumped heavy rain as it swept across the state. The weather service confirmed a tornado touched down in Plainfield, causing some damage.

     
  • Ahead of July 4th, East Coast eyes tropical storm Jul 2, 2014 9:39 PM
    As one of the year’s busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore.

     
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