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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • NIU football players help clean up Fairdale after tornado

    Northern Illinois University's football team has lent a hand to cleanup efforts after a deadly tornado in the nearby town of Fairdale. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1GaqTpi ) reports that nearly 100 Northern Illinois University football...
  • Social media accelerates word of tornado threat

    Social media accelerates word of tornado threat
    The deadly tornadoes that hit northern Illinois in the early evening of April 9 might have caused greater damage and loss of life were it not for the efforts of storm chasers armed with the latest technology. Paul Sirvatka is an instructor at College of...
  • Weather alerts have come a long way in 50 years

    A lot has changed in 50 years, especially when it comes to being prepared for tornadoes. The Palm Sunday tornado on April 11, 1965, that destroyed nearly every structure in Russiaville and took the lives of many helped spur development of the current...
  • Rauner visits tornado-ravaged Fairdale

    Rauner visits tornado-ravaged Fairdale
    Smoke from burning debris loomed over the tiny hamlet of Fairdale on Friday as Gov. Bruce Rauner greeted residents and volunteers still digging out of the rubble left by a violent tornado that tore through the DeKalb County town last week. Facing his...
  • Ask Tom: Why do we hear little about tornadoes in the rest of the world?

    Dear Tom, How come we never hear much about tornadoes in the rest of the world? — Al Marquardt Dear Al, The unique geography of the central U.S. that provides a barrier-free collision course between polar, tropical and desert air makes this...
  • The Week in Pictures | April 6-12, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week another police shooting has made headlines in South Carolina, where video footage shows a man being shot in the back as he tries to flee from an officer in North Charleston....
  • Pictures in the News | April 10, 2015

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in San Pedro, where firefighters remove a lifeless body, believed to be child from the water after a car went off the berth and into the water in San Pedro, Calif. Two children pulled from the submerged vehicle....
  • Photo of tornado victim found 35 miles from home

     Photo of tornado victim found 35 miles from home
    About 25 years before she died, Geri Schultz went and got her picture taken with her husband, Clem. The photo, which Clem Schultz said was taken for a church directory, sat on a shelf in the couple's Fairdale home in north central Illinois, near their...
  • Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado

    Farmer rebuilt home near Fairdale after fire only to lose it to tornado
    Tom Bell stood on the front deck of what used to be his home in DeKalb County on Monday morning and looked out over a pile of rubble that stretched two miles to the northeast. For the second time in recent years, Bell has to rebuild the home he's...
  • Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs

    Tornado relief: Volunteers, money top needs
    While acknowledging the generosity of those who want to help victims of Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois, an official with the Will County Emergency Management Agency is urging anyone spearheading local efforts to follow official guidelines....
  • Ask Tom: What is the tallest building ever destroyed by a tornado?

    Dear Tom, Tornadoes destroy houses and low buildings like factories and schools, but what is the tallest building ever destroyed by a tornado? — Earl Fischer, Joliet Dear Earl, It is believed skyscrapers are structurally sound enough to...