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  • Body of Texas sheriff’s deputy found in lake Sep 19, 2014 5:21 PM
    The Austin area received 5 to 7 inches of rain early Thursday. About 40 miles north of Austin, near Jarrell, a weather service observer measured almost 1½ inches of rain within 30 minutes.

  • Firefighters finally home from Cabo: ‘We figured it was time to try' Sep 21, 2014 1:20 AM
    The Hoffman Estates wedding party slipped out of their Mexican hotel at 5 a.m. Thursday, toting their luggage down a side road and through an industrial area heavily damaged by Hurrican Odile. There, they met the vans they were promised to get them to the Los Cabos airport. "We figured it was time to try something,” Hoffman Estate firefighter Bart Needham said. They were finally going home.

  • How Hoffman Estates firefighters got out of storm-damaged Cabo Sep 19, 2014 9:06 AM
    For days after Hurricane Odile struck Los Cabos, Mexico, the wedding party of Hoffman Estates fire Lt. Tom Mangiameli had contended with dwindling food and water supplies, no electricity and the threat of looters roaming the area outside their hotel. But with the resourcefulness of some former military members among their ranks, the party made its break for freedom under cover of darkness early Thursday morning.

  • Images: California Wildfires Sep 16, 2014 1:58 PM
    About a dozen wildfires are raging in California.

  • Arizona girds for another Pacific storm blast Sep 16, 2014 5:08 PM
    The forecast calls for the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile, which has been downgraded from a Category 3 hurricane, to strike hardest in the Tucson area over the next two days — although the Phoenix area expects to get lashed with rain and gusty wind, too.

  • Chicago blusters through another record-setting cold day Sep 12, 2014 7:14 PM
    Of all the things you were hoping for this year, was another record cold temperature one of them? Well, we did. Thursday's 56 degrees was the lowest high temperature ever in Chicago. It’s no Polar Vortex, but it is unseasonably cold in Chicago.

  • Rare snowstorm slams Rockies, South Dakota Sep 12, 2014 1:30 PM
    The National Weather Service reported 20 inches of snow falling in the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming.Eight inches fell in Custer, South Dakota.The 3 to 5 inches that fell in Cody, a busy summer tourist town in northwest Wyoming, is the earliest recorded snowfall there since records were kept in 1915.

  • Cool weather expected today through the weekend Sep 11, 2014 2:52 PM
    Meteorologists say people will wake up to unseasonably cool weather in the Chicago suburbs this morning, and that high temperatures could break a cold weather record established nearly 70 years ago.

  • Storm causes as much as $5 million in damage to Wheeling High School Sep 9, 2014 11:37 PM
    The severe storm that ripped through the suburbs Friday afternoon caused as much as $5 million in damages at Wheeling High School that need to be fixed immediately, officials said. The Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board will hold an emergency meeting Thursday morning to approve waiving competitive bidding and spending the funds needed for quick repairs to the school.

  • Flood advisory for suburbs extended as rain continues to fall Sep 10, 2014 11:16 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the suburbs until 2:30 p.m. The weather service estimates two to four inches of rain has fallen on the area so far today, with another one to inches possible.

  • ComEd: 930 suburban homes still without power Sep 7, 2014 8:43 PM
    About 930 suburban homes are still without power Sunday afternoon from Friday afternoon's violent storm.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ComEd: On track to restore power by Sunday night Sep 6, 2014 10:10 PM
    While around 31,500, most in the Northwest and North suburbs, remained without electrical power Saturday night in the wake of Friday’s violent storms, ComEd officials said repair crews were making progress and that almost all service is expected to be restored by Sunday night.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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