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  • Hawthorn Woods storm cleanup: Jun 24, 2014 5:14 PM
    Hawthorn Woods village officials said Waste Management is providing residents with trash containers for disposing of fallen branches, tree limbs, and logs from last weekend’s storm.

  • Rain brings no-wake restriction to Chain O’ Lakes, Fox River Jun 24, 2014 4:19 PM
    The Fox Waterway Agency in Fox Lake has placed a no-wake restriction on the Chain O’ Lakes because of rising water levels. Ron Barker, the executive director of the state-funded agency, said the restrictions were put in place at noon Tuesday after heavy rains north of Antioch forced water levels to significantly rise in Wisconsin.

  • Heat & Repeat: Globe breaks May temperature record Jun 23, 2014 5:40 PM
    Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, experts say.

  • Damage from fallen tree in Wauconda won't delay Cook House event Jun 23, 2014 4:49 PM
    An open house scheduled for Sunday at the newly renovated Andrew C. Cook House in Wauconda will be held as planned, even after a storm caused an oak tree to fall on the back porch of the historic building, officials said Monday.

  • Scattered thunderstorms force airport delays, cancellations Jun 24, 2014 12:28 AM
    The National Weather Service is saying there’s a chance of scattered, possibly strong thunderstorms tonight, and the spotty weather has forced airport delays and cancellations.

  • Severe storms moving out, thousands left without power Jun 21, 2014 10:35 PM
    The threat of severe weather has weakened after storms produced torrential rain and strong wind gusts earlier today. More than 12,000 ComEd customers were left without power by 9 p.m., spokesman David O'Dowd said.

  • Plan to ease flooding along Salt Creek is coming Jun 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Engineers will put together final blueprints for changes to the Busse Woods Dam in an effort to alleviate flooding along Salt Creek in Cook and DuPage counties. “Elk Grove has needed this for 55 years — almost 60 years — and will make sure it occurs,” Mayor Craig Johnson said.

  • Cities fight Big Sioux River flooding in 3 states Jun 19, 2014 2:54 PM
    This the worst flooding the region has seen since 2011, when the Missouri River remained high for months, causing tributaries to back up and testing the levee system. The fact that the levee held for long at that time showed it’s effective, said Jade Dundas, assistant city manager for public works for Sioux City, Iowa.

  • Tornado strikes S. Dakota town Jun 19, 2014 4:49 PM
    A timely warning allowed an entire South Dakota city to shelter from a tornado that razed dozens of homes and businesses but injured only one or two people in the area, officials said Thursday.

  • Lightning strikes Glen Ellyn-area home Jun 20, 2014 12:35 AM
    A reported lightning strike caused a fire on the roof of a house Thursday night in an unincorporated area near Glen Ellyn, authorities said. The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire on Stratford Court, located west of Stratford Road, about 9:30 p.m.

  • Hundreds of flights canceled, some still delayed at O’Hare Jun 20, 2014 8:49 AM
    Some 660 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday due to low visibility brought on by Wednesday night’s severe weather, officials said.

  • Storms sweep through suburbs; airport delays reported Jun 18, 2014 10:29 PM
    Severe thunderstorms packing large hail, strong winds and heavy downpours struck the Chicago area tonight including a strong storm with 60-70 mph winds that moved through the Aurora area. A lightning strike caused a small fire at a home in North Aurora. The severe weather caused delays at both airports.

  • Tornado watch lifted, severe weather possible throughout the day Jun 17, 2014 2:22 PM
    A tornado watch in place early this morning in the suburbs has been lifted by the National Weather Service. However, threats of severe weather remain throughout the day and potentially through Friday morning, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said.

  • Florida more vulnerable to killer twisters than Midwest Jun 13, 2014 4:10 PM
    Along with Florida, Dixie Alley — including Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, western parts of the Carolinas — is where “more people die from tornadoes” than anywhere else in the world, said Southeast Regional Climate Center director Charles Konrad II

  • Harsh winter damages historic Black Hawk statue Jun 11, 2014 4:30 PM
    The brutal winter was rough on the more than century-old Black Hawk statue in northern Illinois. Large pieces of the statue’s concrete surface have dislodged, and chunks of its arms have fallen.

  • State could change regulations to help limit flooding Jun 10, 2014 1:05 PM
    One of the best ways to curb flooding in the suburbs, an environmental advocate says, is to keep rainwater from going down the drain in the first place.

  • More than 50 dead in Afghan flooding Jun 7, 2014 2:31 PM
    The Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority has stockpiles of food and other supplies in Baghlan province and has started the process of shipping them to the affected area, said Mohammad Aslim Sayas, deputy director of the agency.

  • Winds, flooding blamed for 3 deaths in South Jun 5, 2014 6:35 PM
    Strong winds and flooding led to the deaths of at least three people in the South on Thursday as powerful thunderstorms moved through the region. In Arkansas, two people were killed as strong winds toppled trees.

  • Storms expected to hit Chicagoland move south Jun 4, 2014 7:52 AM
    Heavy rain and severe weather expected Wednesday morning has shifted and moved south of the city, officials from the National Weather Service said Wednesday. Now, light showers are being forecast through noon, with cooler weather moving in after the rain moves on.

  • Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more Jun 2, 2014 4:16 PM
    Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds. But here is Victoria’s secret: Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the United States than their more macho-sounding counterparts, probably because their monikers make people underestimate their danger, the researchers conclude.

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