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  • Hurricane drenches Mexico, prompting evacuations Sep 6, 2014 5:36 PM
    High surf and waves broke a contention wall and flooded the fishing village of Puerto de San Carlos. Some 1,250 houses were damaged and some of the 2,500 people affected were evacuated to a shelter.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Buffalo Grove downtown study reignites debate Sep 5, 2014 3:24 PM
    The public discussion of whether to build a “downtown Buffalo Grove” on the existing village campus and golf course — largely dormant since the initial proposal in 2012 — promises to receive a jolt on Monday, when the village discusses an engineering report on the feasibility of developing the site. The report stresses “the positive side of the picture,” said Leon Gopon, president of Save Buffalo Grove. “We would like to … pretty much talk about some of the issues that we feel are the other side of the coin.”

     
  • Long-awaited study of downtown Buffalo Grove released Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Buffalo Grove late Thursday released an online link to a study that could help determine the fate of a controversial proposal for a massive development in the area currently housing village government offices. The stucy concluded that several alternatives "presented in this report would be permittable by the regulatory agencies." The report will be discussed at Monday's board meeting.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Flood control projects in Prospect Hts., Wheeling nearly done Sep 6, 2014 12:31 PM
    The Levee 37 project along the Des Plaines River and the basins and pumping station at Heritage Park in Wheeling near Buffalo Creek promise to go a long way toward mitigating a constant source of irritation for Mount Prospect residents who live near the river. On Tuesday, some village board members joined staff to examine progress on both projects, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Elk Grove stockpiling 6,250 tons of salt for winter Aug 29, 2014 3:03 PM
    Elk Grove Village is planning to stockpile 6,260 tons of salt in anticipation of winter, officials said.

     
  • Bad weather postpones several high school football games Aug 29, 2014 10:59 PM
    Stormy weather washed out many of the suburban football openers Friday night. Several games were called or postponed until Saturday due to lightning in the area.

     
  • DuPage buys building for flood control effort Aug 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    DuPage County is preparing for the next step in its ongoing work to alleviate flooding in Warrenville. The county has agreed to buy a commercial building at the northeast corner of the Warrenville Road bridge and the West Branch of the DuPage River. The building will be torn down so the bridge could be replaced next year and the river could be realigned.

     
  • Defendants pared from $13 million St. Charles roof collapse lawsuit Aug 28, 2014 12:12 PM
    Several subcontractors could be dismissed from the $13 million lawsuit filed after part of a green roof at the St. Charles Aquascape collapsed in 2011. A hearing in mid-September will determine if the subcontractors have reached good-faith settlements for damages; the main defendant, a Artisan Design Build, a Madison, Wisconsin-based firm, is still on the lawsuit.

     
  • Bartlett, county officials tour $5 million project to ease flooding Aug 28, 2014 5:18 PM
    DuPage County officials on Thursday toured a $5 million project to reduce flooding around Route 59 and Stearns Road in Bartlett. Construction began last year to solve drainage problems near the intersection and improve the quality of water heading into Brewster Creek. "It's going to make a substantial difference," said Jim Zay, chairman of the county board's stormwater committee.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Palatine Hills golf course experiences more flooding Aug 26, 2014 12:34 PM
    Flooding that forced Palatine Hills Golf Course to close several holes over the weekend served as a reminder that plans to address the course's ongoing water problems have not yet been implemented fully. Parts of four holes at the Palatine Park District's 18-hole course were underwater at the opening of business Sunday as a result of Saturday's heavy rains.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland Aug 23, 2014 4:31 PM
    Scientists were monitoring a hydrological station downstream from the volcano for flooding, a common result of volcanic eruptions in Iceland. Vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said the amount of ash produced by the new eruption would depend on the thickness of the ice.“The thicker the ice, the more water there is, the more explosive it will be and the more ash-rich the eruption will be,” she said.

     
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