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  • What's your one word for this cold weather? Nov 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    With this recent round of unseasonably cold weather, we wondered what one word you would use to describe the conditions. Photojournalist Bob Chwedyk hit the streets to find out what your word would be.

     
  • Illinois opens warming centers for frigid weather Nov 17, 2014 5:46 PM
    The state of Illinois has opened more than 100 warming centers as temperatures fall. Illinois Tollway oases also are available 24 hours a day, every day as Chicago-area warming centers.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Lisle to receive nearly $2.9 million for flood relief Nov 15, 2014 12:05 AM
    Lisle will be able to purchase 13 houses that regularly flood and elevate six others, thanks to a nearly $2.9 million federal grant. Mayor Joe Broda said the village applied for the grant in response to widespread flooding in April 2013. On Friday, he said it was “fabulous” to get the grant money. “It's going to give us the opportunity to move forward and purchase those homes,” Broda said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Unseasonably cold temps to sweep through suburbs Tuesday Nov 10, 2014 8:51 AM
    Enjoy Monday’s mild weather while you can, the National Weather Service has predicted unseasonably cold temperatures throughout the Chicago area for the rest of the week. According to the Weather Service’s Chicago office, a cold front will sweep across the region on Tuesday and bring unseasonably cold temperatures through the remainder of the week and into the weekend.

     
  • Polar vortex comes back next week Nov 7, 2014 5:22 AM
    “Polar vortex” — two words that sent Chicagoans hiding under the blankets last winter — might creep back into the weather forecast next week as cold temperatures are predicted to hit, and stay for most of the week.

     
  • VIDEO: Watch plane’s rough landing as winds turn it at O’Hare Nov 6, 2014 5:25 PM
    ABC 7 Chicago obtained a video clip of a passenger plane struggling to land in the high winds over O’Hare International Airport.

     
  • No drought-buster, but L.A. welcomes storm Nov 1, 2014 2:34 PM
    A California storm dropped about half an inch of rain on Los Angeles, causing a troublesome mudslide in the region but bringing a good start to a much needed wet season amid the state’s drought, forecasters said Saturday.

     
  • November snow surprises South Carolina Nov 1, 2014 5:25 PM
    A surprise band of snow about 25 miles wide swept across parts of South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines. It was the earliest snow on record in the Columbia area by eight days, according to the National Weather Service. Neither Boston nor New York City has had snow yet this fall and Fargo, North Dakota, has had only a trace of the white stuff. The wet flakes in South Carolina collected on trees and sent branches still full of leaves crashing down on power lines. Utilities reported a peak of about 20,000 power outages as the snow tapered off before noon Saturday. It measured about two inches in several places. Snow also fell in Tennessee.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Why yes, it is snowing on Halloween morning in the suburbs Oct 31, 2014 1:01 PM
    The first trick this Halloween morn: snow flurries. And the forecast doesn't get much better for those celebrating Halloween tonight as a major storm with wind, rain, cold and maybe even more snow is predicted to hit the suburbs.

     
  • Images: Lava threatens Hawaiian towns Oct 27, 2014 3:10 PM
    Dozens of residents in town the of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance towards them. Authorities on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa.

     
  • Lake Zurich board accepts flood plan Oct 21, 2014 5:31 AM
    Money remains the final hurdle to a final engineering plan devised to help residents in two flood-prone subdivisions on Lake Zurich’s east side. Village board members Monday evening voted to accept the plan to increase storage capacity of a detention pond that collects stormwater for the Cedar Creek and Bristol Trail subdivisions.

     
  • Power out, trees fall as hurricane crosses Bermuda Oct 18, 2014 3:02 PM
    Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no deaths. The storm’s center crossed over Bermuda Friday night and Gonzalo quickly moved northward over the Atlantic on a track that could take it just off the shore of Newfoundland in Canada. “This was a dangerous hurricane, but Bermuda today is dealing with property damage, blocked roads and a loss of electricity, all things that can be replaced and restored,” said Premier Michael Dunkley.

     
  • Lake County to receive FEMA money Oct 14, 2014 5:16 PM
    Lake County will receive about $1.5 million from a federal agency to remove structures from flood-prone areas.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Mt. Prospect paying much more for road salt Oct 12, 2014 7:30 AM
    Mount Prospect will have to pay more than 40 percent more for road salt this year, which could prove costly if this winter is like the last with its near record snowfall. The village board has agreed to a contract with Morton Salt to provide salt at the state’s joint purchasing unit price of $75.79 per ton, at a cost not to exceed $409,266 unless approved by the village board.

     
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