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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Coroner says 2nd person dead in northern Illinois tornadoes

    The DeKalb County coroner's office says a second person was found dead in the northern Illinois community of Fairdale after tornadoes struck the region. The victim was identified Friday as 69-year-old Jacklyn K. Klosa. Authorities say her body was...
  • Capturing a tornado: 'I could see it spiral ... I said to myself, I gotta shoot this'

    Capturing a tornado: 'I could see it spiral ... I said to myself, I gotta shoot this'
    Jack McCarthy's instincts kicked in when he came face to face with a tornado.  He grabbed his camera. McCarthy, who makes his living as a freelance journalist, including jobs for the Tribune, was returning home from an assignment in Rockford on Thursday...
  • Violent storm elicits harrowing accounts of Lake County tornadoes

    Violent storm elicits harrowing accounts of Lake County tornadoes
    When George Santayana famously said that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," he probably wasn't talking about the weather. But a nearly forgotten chapter of northern Illinois history certainly appeared to be repeating itself...
  • Father, son race from tornado: 'We're alive. I can't say much more than that'

    Father, son race from tornado: 'We're alive. I can't say much more than that'
    Nathan Henson was getting ready to go to sleep Thursday evening at his home just outside the small Illinois community of Fairdale when the house began to shake. Henson, 23, and his father stepped out onto a small balcony and watched as a tornado leveled...
  • 'Moderate risk' of storms, tornadoes in Middle America

    Forecasters cautioned millions of people in Middle America to keep an eye to the sky Wednesday and Thursday amid threats of hail, high winds and strong tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center, in a midday update to its forecast Wednesday, upgraded to...
  • Authorities: 1 dead, 7 hurt in Illinois town after tornado

    Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person and injuring seven others in one tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest. One person was killed in Fairdale, an...
  • Tornadoes sweep across Illinois, extensive damage reported

    A violent storm system that threw off one or more tornadoes left a trail of damage Thursday night across at least a 50-mile swath of north central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes were reported on either side of Interstate...
  • 14 people reported rescued from collapsed restaurant

    Authorities say fourteen people reported trapped in a north central Illinois restaurant flattened by a reported tornado have been rescued. The people were trapped inside Grubsteakers restaurant located in the Ogle County city of Rochelle when a tornado...
  • Tornadoes, storms rake northern Illinois

    Forewarned days ahead, severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes that swept through northern Illinois primarily west of the Fox River Valley on Thursday evening. A large wedge-shaped tornado touched down about 7 p.m. in the Dixon area, overturning a...
  • Tornados reported in central Illinois, damage reported

    Reports of high winds and tornadoes have been reported cross central and northern Illinois as a strong storm front rumbled through the Plains. Authorities say a tornado has touched down near the central Illinois community of Rochelle. Initial reports...
  • Weather force flight cancellations at Chicago airports

    The severe weather sweeping across the Midwest has forced the cancellation of about 735 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and flight delays of 90 minutes. The Chicago Department of Aviation on Thursday is also reporting 30 cancellations...