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Images: Storm pound East Coast
Oct 3, 2015 7:25 AM
A freakishly powerful rainstorm fueled in part by the hurricane threatened to bring ruinous flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard over the weekend.
Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahamas, could reach U.S. by weekend
Oct 1, 2015 8:30 PM
Hurricane Joaquin unleased heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the East Coast of the United States.
Review: Meteorologist weighs in on WeatherBug app
By Angela Fritz
Sep 19, 2015 7:38 AM
Spark is interesting and potentially useful if you're already paying attention to the weather. But the lack of geolocated push alerts is a deal breaker.
Insurance to cover $1.5 million Rosemont dome repair costs
By Christopher Placek
Aug 29, 2015 7:00 AM
Rosemont officials say insurance should cover the $1.5 million cost to repair the village's indoor sports dome, which had its roof collapse in a heavy storm earlier this month. "That's why we pay the premiums," Mayor Brad Stephens said.
Images: Tropical Storm Erika heads toward Florida
Aug 28, 2015 11:32 AM
Deadly Tropical Storm Erika may weaken as it passes over the mountains of the Dominican Republic Friday before continuing on a forecast path toward Florida, where a state of emergency has been declared by Gov. Rick Scott.
Images: 25th anniversary of the Plainfield Tornado
Aug 28, 2015 11:33 AM
August 28th, 2015, marks the 25th anniverasary of the EF-5 tornado that ripped through Plainfield and surrounding towns killing 29 people and injuring several hundred.
Two weak tornadoes confirmed in Naperville, Downers Grove
Daily Herald report
Aug 22, 2015 8:56 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed an E-0 tornado briefly touched down on a path from far southeastern Naperville to Woodridge earlier this week. Some of the damage involved trees that snapped or uprooted.
About 3,000 remain without power due to storms
By Erin Hegarty
Aug 19, 2015 6:39 AM
Roughly 3,000 people remain without power due to severe storms that rolled through the Chicago area Tuesday evening.
Storm rakes Arlington Heights
Daily Herald report
Aug 17, 2015 11:25 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Cook and DuPage counties until 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Heavy wind, rain and hail already have caused some storm damage in Arlington Heights.
Editorial: Wood Dale's slow response to our FOIA request on tent collapse
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Aug 15, 2015 2:00 PM
A Daily Herald editorial says that in the wake of the Prairie Fest tent collapse on Aug. 2, the newspaper asked Wood Dale for a copy of the city's emergency plan to evacuate for storms. Even though the plan is intended to be available at a moment's notice, the city has not responded to the request.
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