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Two homes hit by lightning in Hinsdale
Daily Herald report
Aug 3, 2015 12:26 PM
Lightning strikes damaged two homes in Hinsdale as severe storms roared through the area Sunday night, authorities said Monday. No injuries were reported.
Images: See the tornado damage in Lake County
Aug 4, 2015 7:32 AM
Several streets remain closed Monday morning in Grayslake after a large Sunday night storm, including an EF-1 tornado, left a trail of damage across the village. High winds damaged the roof and baseball field at Grayslake Central High School. The visitors dugout was completely wiped out, while a large stretch of fence in the outfield was torn down.
Damaged buildings, fallen trees, inconvenience remain after Lake County tornado
By Lee Filas
Aug 4, 2015 8:42 AM
Fallen trees, damaged buildings and a lot of bad memories were remnants of the EF-1 tornado that chewed a nasty, narrow path across Lake County. The tornado moved so fast, it beat the warning sirens.
Rosemont dome repairs could take months
Daily Herald report
Aug 3, 2015 6:48 PM
It might be months before repairs are made to Rosemont's indoor softball dome, which collapsed in Sunday's heavy winds, authorities said Monday.
Six people sickened by fumes during storm cleanup
By Sara Hooker
Aug 3, 2015 6:23 PM
Chemicals being used to clean a business damaged by the storm that came through Grayslake sent six people to the hospital, fire officials said.
Rosemont softball dome collapses; no injuries reported
By Christopher Placek
Aug 2, 2015 9:53 PM
Rosemont's indoor softball dome collapsed Sunday afternoon as a result of a fast-moving thunderstorm, officials said. "The dome is down," said village spokesman Gary Mack. "Our public safety personnel believe it's directly attributable to the weather and there may have been a microburst even that took it down."
Funnel cloud reported near Grayslake
Daily Herald report
Aug 3, 2015 10:31 AM
More severe storms swept through the area Sunday night, packing high winds, rain and hail that toppled trees and power lines, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ricky Castro said there were reports that a tornado touched down near Grayslake.
Man killed at fest identified as 35-year-old Wood Dale resident
By Lauren Rohr
Aug 3, 2015 7:36 AM
A Wood Dale man died and 20 people were injured after a large tent was blown into the air then crashed down onto the ground and its occupants Sunday at the Prairie Fest in Wood Dale. "Everybody started screaming, and we saw people falling," said witness Bella Salgado. "It was really, really scary."
Firefighter dies battling California wildfires
Aug 1, 2015 7:14 PM
An investigation has begun to determine exactly what happened and whether there are any lessons to be learned from David Ruhl's death, Forest Service spokeswoman Heather Noel said.
How cleaner cow burps could help fight climate change
By Chris Mooney
Aug 1, 2015 2:23 PM
DSM has created a powder that can be added to cow feed that, it says, can produce "a reduction of over 30 percent in methane emissions with no negative impact on animal welfare, performance, or the amount of feed they consume." And now, newly published science backs this idea up.
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