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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Thursday: Some sun, some rain

    Thursday: Some sun, some rain
    Expect another day with a mix of sun, clouds and scattered showers. South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 80s, overnight lows in the low 70s and a 50 percent chance of rain. Central Florida's...
  • Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad

    Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad
    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...
  • Washington not giving up on goal after tornado

    Washington not giving up on goal after tornado
    NORMAL, Ill. — In a hallway beyond the entrance of Gate 4 at Hancock Stadium, Nick Sievers clutched two sweatshirts — one red, one green. The garments were among many donations the Washington community has received this week after an EF-4...
  • National Weather Service: 24 tornadoes during stormy Sunday

    National Weather Service: 24 tornadoes during stormy Sunday
    A total of 24 tornadoes cut across Illinois during a violent 4-hour stretch of unseasonably warm weather last weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The tornadoes destroyed parts of many Central and Southern Illinois towns on Nov. 17...
  • Illinois congressional delegation seeks disaster declaration after tornadoes

    Illinois congressional delegation seeks disaster declaration after tornadoes
    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...
  • Obama OKs disaster funding for 15 tornado-hit Illinois counties

    Obama OKs disaster funding for 15 tornado-hit Illinois counties
    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...
  • Deadly tornadoes biggest local weather story of fall 2013

    Deadly tornadoes biggest local weather story of fall 2013
    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...
  • Hoover High wrestling pins down second victory

    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...
  • Storms, possible tornado in forecast for Ravens-Bears game

    Storms, possible tornado in forecast for Ravens-Bears game
    The tarp has been rolled off the playing surface at Soldier Field, though weather reports for the Ravens' game this afternoon against the Chicago Bears remain poor. According to the Chicago Tribune, the National Weather Service has issued an...
  • Tornado destroys homes in Illinois; NFL game halted in Soldier Field

    Tornado destroys homes in Illinois; NFL game halted in Soldier Field
    Tornadoes destroyed buildings and threatened residents in northern Illinois on Sunday after an unusually strong November storm began to sweep through the Midwest. Photos from witnesses showed shredded homes in Washington, Ill., about 10 miles east of...
  • Illinois twisters: 'Whole neighborhoods where there's nothing left'

    A rare November tornado destroyed homes as it ripped through at least two central Illinois towns Sunday, as authorities moved quickly to respond. There were reports of some three-dozen injuries and residents were said to be trapped in the wreckage. In...