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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Ask Tom: Is there a reason why tornadoes don't hit the Loop?

    Dear Tom, I do not recall a tornado ever hitting the Loop. Is there a reason for this? — Nanette Shahbaz, Chicago Dear Nanette, A tornado has hit downtown Chicago, but it was a long time ago. On May 6, 1876, an F3 tornado cut a 4-mile-long, 100-...
  • Illinois tornado that killed 2, destroyed town packed EF4 punch

    Illinois tornado that killed 2, destroyed town packed EF4 punch
    The day after tornadoes scoured parts of seven counties in north central Illinois, killing two women in a small town that was destroyed, National Weather Service meteorologists sought to explain exactly what happened. What they found underscored the...
  • Latest on tornadoes: Twister may have had winds of 200 mph

    4:10 p.m. CDT Meteorologists from the National Weather Service have been surveying northern Illinois areas hit by tornadoes and say it looks like one of them may have had winds of up to 200 mph. Preliminary reports Friday show at least one tornado...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Ready for a new run at the White House, Hillary Clinton to announce 2016 campaign on Sunday Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in...
  • A need to give back, and other stories in the storms' wake

    A need to give back, and other stories in the storms' wake
    In November 2013, the Peoria suburb of Washington experienced the devastation the tiny town of Fairdale endured Thursday night. In the weeks and months after the Washington twister, which killed one resident and destroyed nearly 750 homes, people from all...
  • Famous alumni urge rebuilding of tornado-damaged school

    Famous alumni of a Catholic school in Springfield damaged by a tornado four years ago are urging church officials to rebuild the school at its current location, where it opened in 1959. Hall of Fame football linebacker Nick Buoniconti, New York Yankees...
  • 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...
  • At least we don't see many derechos here

    At least we don't see many derechos here
    Did you know that there’s such a thing as a “serial derecho”? I didn’t either. But there it is, listed in the National Weather Service’s glossary. Similar to a regular derecho, it’s basically a line of powerful...