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Swim Bans Lifted at Most Chicago Beaches

Swim Bans Lifted at Most Chicago Beaches

Bans were in place at the beaches along the city's 26 miles of shorelines after a dual line of storms lashed... Read »

Jul 2, 2014
Dad Mourns

Dad Mourns "Favorite Son" Electrocuted by Downed Power Lines

A Burbank family claims Nedal Doleh was electrocuted after being told by utility crews that the area was safe. Watch »

Jul 2, 2014
High Winds Whip Construction Crane

High Winds Whip Construction Crane

A construction crane on Chicago's near north side spun around in high winds brought by a pair of summer storms... Watch »

Jul 1, 2014
Stranded Travelers Walk Near O'Hare With Luggage

Stranded Travelers Walk Near O'Hare With Luggage

The last-ditch effort was the result of flooding in the area and traffic attempting to merge onto one lane. Watch »

Jul 2, 2014
Morris Attempts to Power Back Up After Tornado, Storms

Morris Attempts to Power Back Up After Tornado, Storms

Hundreds of trees downed, extensive power outages and water problems reported. Watch »

Jul 2, 2014
Deluge Floods Expressways, Lake Shore Drive

Deluge Floods Expressways, Lake Shore Drive

Nearly all of Chicago's major roadway saw portions underwater from the dual deluge of rain that fell upon the... Watch »

Jul 1, 2014

Your Storm Photos: June 30, 2014

Viewer submitted photos as storms move through the viewing area. View »

Jul 1, 2014
Lightning Sparks House Fire in Crystal Lake

Lightning Sparks House Fire in Crystal Lake

Firefighters on Monday said about $65,000 worth of damage was done to a Crystal Lake home after lightning sparked a... Watch »

Jun 30, 2014
NWS: Report of Funnel Cloud in McHenry County

NWS: Report of Funnel Cloud in McHenry County

The National Weather Service reported a funnel cloud in Crystal Lake, in McHenry County, at about 2:15 Watch »

Jun 30, 2014
Collapsed Storm Drain Blamed for Ike Flooding

Collapsed Storm Drain Blamed for Ike Flooding

Repairs to storm drain to be completed Thursday. Watch »

Jun 26, 2014
Funnel Clouds Spotted in Western Suburbs

Funnel Clouds Spotted in Western Suburbs

Tuesday night's storms created the optimal conditions to create funnel clouds in the western suburbs. Watch »

Jun 25, 2014
Rainy Week Ahead for Chicago Area

Rainy Week Ahead for Chicago Area

On-and-off rain and thunderstorms kick off the first full week of summer in Chicago. Watch »

Jun 23, 2014

Your Storm Photos: June 21

Severe weather took over the Chicago area Saturday. View »

Jun 22, 2014
Severe Weather Sweeps Across Chicago Area

Severe Weather Sweeps Across Chicago Area

Showers, storms and potentially severe weather could dampen the first official day of summer in Chicago. Watch »

Jun 22, 2014
Family Unaware of House Fire After Lightning Strike

Family Unaware of House Fire After Lightning Strike

Lightning was blamed for a Thursday night house fire in Glen Ellyn, west of Chicago. Read »

Jun 20, 2014
Firefighters Injured During Call for Lightning Strike

Firefighters Injured During Call for Lightning Strike

Fire started in the attic of the home on Durfee Road, but the homeowners and their children may not have... Watch »

Jun 19, 2014
Lightning Strikes Home Soon After Family Moves In

Lightning Strikes Home Soon After Family Moves In

An early morning lightning strike to the antennae on the home sent the charge into the basement. Watch »

Jun 19, 2014

Your June 18 Storm Photos

Heavy rain poured down onto the Chicago area June 18. Viewers sent in these photos of incredible clouds as the storm... View »

Jun 20, 2014
Violent Storms Cause Damage, Prompt Flight Delays

Violent Storms Cause Damage, Prompt Flight Delays

Nearly 600 flights canceled out of Chicago's airports due to severe weather. Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Women Describe Being Tossed by Tornado

Women Describe Being Tossed by Tornado

Residents of the southern Wisconsin town of Platteville are picking up the pieces after two tornadoes touched... Watch »

Jun 18, 2014
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