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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Joliet Slammers support Ken Miller, Coal City in tornado aftermath

    When the Joliet Slammers gathered Friday at Silver Cross Field, it was for a far more important purpose than baseball. Manager Jeff Isom, players and front office staff headed to Coal City in the morning to help clean up damage from the tornado that...
  • Tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania

    Tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania
    The thunderous roar of whirling winds drew Greg Harrold out of the Save on Beer on Saturday just before a low-grade tornado touched down in Cranberry. "It sounded like a freight train coming," said Harrold, manager at the beer distributor between Route...
  • Lake County spared worst of storms, rivers remain below flood stage

    Lake County spared worst of storms, rivers remain below flood stage
    Tornado sirens blared in Chicago and torrential rains swamped DuPage County communities like Elmhurst on Monday, but Lake County was largely spared the worst of a storm system that crawled through northeastern Illinois. The Des Plaines River remained...
  • Coal City: Two years after last tornado, farm hit again

    Coal City: Two years after last tornado, farm hit again
    When 3-year-old Emerlyn Kaluzny woke up on her family's Coal City farm Tuesday, it was the second time in her young life that her swing set was gone. A tornado blew it away Monday night, just like it had in November 2013. "It just happened less than...
  • Kadner: Hiding the symbols of hate won't stop the haters

    Kadner: Hiding the symbols of hate won't stop the haters
    You can pack the Confederate flag in an attic or bury it six feet underground, but that's not going to make racism disappear. Intolerance, bigotry and hate don't need a banner as they march together through city streets, across farm fields and sail across...
  • Outages, scattered damage reported in southern New England

    Thousands were without power in central Connecticut and scattered damage reported across southern New England after storms that led to tornado warnings in Massachusetts. The storms left about 50,000 with power in Connecticut Tuesday afternoon. North...
  • Ask Tom: Has there ever been a tornado in Chicago proper?

    Dear Tom, Has there ever been a tornado in Chicago proper? — Scott Shilkuski, Spring Valley Dear Scott, While Chicago has never experienced a large, devastating tornado like the ones that hit Joplin, Mo., or Oklahoma City, at least a dozen...
  • Coal City: With the help of friends -- and a copter -- Bumper the dog is found

    Coal City: With the help of friends -- and a copter -- Bumper the dog is found
    As Andy Vota drove back to his Coal City home Monday night his heart was in his throat. He already knew that his house was gone – now he was laser focused on the welfare of his 3½-year-old 150-pound English mastiff, Bumper. "He's like my child,"...
  • The Latest: Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in Illinois

    The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Preliminary surveys by the National Weather Service have confirmed at least nine tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois late Monday. A weather...
  • Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest states clean up

    Severe weather that pounded the Midwest and spawned tornadoes shifted Tuesday to the East Coast, where tornado warnings were issued in several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service. The National Weather Service issued a tornado...
  • More severe storms, heavy rainfall on the way

    More severe storms, heavy rainfall on the way
    Communities to the far west and far south of the Chicago area are just beginning to clean up and dry out from Monday night's onslaught of severe weather and flooding rains, but another storm system threatens to wallop the area Wednesday night and...