| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:26 PM
GLENDALE — Three years ago, the Hoover High wrestling program resembled Brentwood, the Tornadoes’ opponent in Wednesday’s nonleague match.
The Tornadoes were young and inexperienced on the mat and learned techniques through grueling...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The deadly November tornadoes were the most significant weather event of a fall marked by generally normal temperatures and below-average rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
The 10 tornadoes in the Chicago-area Nov. 17 were the most for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A quiet hurricane season is helping property-casualty insurers have the most profitable year since 2007, when the recession began, but it doesn't mean the industry skated through the year without paying billions of dollars in claims for other types of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Bonnie DeBoer says that the minute she heard about the tornadoes in downstate Washington, Ill., she knew she had to take action.
"I saw the news footage on the streets in Washington with nothing left of the houses, and it just really hit me," DeBoer...
| Nov 21, 2013
Social media was such an important part of the Illinois tornado outbreak. From reuniting lost pets with family members to photos of rescues under the rubble, tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allowed us to not only watch it unfold but also...
| Nov 30, 2013
A seventh person has died from the tornadoes that slammed into Illinois this month.
Rosamund Allison, 82, was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where she was taken after being found buried in debris in...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:14 PM
A seventh person has died from the tornadoes that slammed into Illinois earlier this month.
Rosamund Allison, 82, was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where she was taken after being found buried in...
| Nov 27, 2013
— Instead of her usual Thanksgiving routine of waking up at 4 a.m. to start her family's turkey dinner, Samantha Smith is skipping the bird Thursday and plans to make only one dish, which this year will head to her brother's place — her famous...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17.
The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:20 PM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday approved disaster funding for 15 Illinois counties damaged during a deadly string of tornadoes downstate, a day after a group of Illinois lawmakers asked the president for emergency funding.
The president's disaster...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:06 PM
After sudden and devastating tornadoes hit several towns outside of Chicago, Christie Benish of Downers Grove quickly rallied her Randall Park neighbors to help collect donations.
After just two hours on Friday afternoon, much of the block was covered...