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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides Aug 22, 2014 4:37 PM
    Rain in Washington state unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides, damaging homes and closing highways as the threat of more storms loomed Friday.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Prospect Heights doing watershed survey Aug 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    The City of Prospect Heights, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison is conducting a brief survey to aid in research and data collection for a study of McDonald Creek and its watershed in Prospect Heights.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Dense fog advisory issued for DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties Aug 18, 2014 6:36 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties until 9 a.m., according to a weather service alert.

     
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