| May 31, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Cook County officials released a draft of a hazard mitigation plan that will give county and municipal governments access to federal funding for projects to prevent damage from natural disasters.
Officials from some of the 115 municipalities that are...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.
Flintridge Prep spent plenty of time on the road last season, making trips to Las Vegas, Kern County and the top of the Grapevine, among other locations....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Simplicity appears to be the name of the game at Hoover High.
Second-year coach Matt Andersen has a small, but determined group setting its sights on limiting mistakes, playing together and, perhaps paramount, being able to compete.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:11 PM
GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.
Hoover started its campaign Thursday night, looking to win its third straight season-opening game and end an eight-game losing streak....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:55 PM
Earlier this summer, Park Forest had microbursts causing a lot of tree damage. How are microbursts different from tornadoes?
— Norma Friedemann, Evanston
Microbursts are surges of rain-cooled air that plunge...
| Aug 26, 2014
Could a tornado be invisible? Clean air is not visible.
— Jason White
It's possible. Airborne dirt and debris carried aloft by a tornado's winds make the funnel visible. Videos of tornadoes in action show that such...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Sharks, stones, cows, trucks and a girl from Kansas.
Twisters have sucked up their fair share of animate and inanimate objects alike, and audiences have chased them since the time of Dorothy and Toto.
Tornadoes find their latest Hollywood role in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:53 AM
It should be a steamy hot weekend with "feels-like" temps reaching 100 degrees or more. There also is a good chance of storms, mainly in the afternoons, today through Sunday.
South Florida's Friday forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with highs...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Steven Quale loves a good disaster film. He whetted his appetite as the second unit director on "Titanic" and "Avatar," and claimed the director's chair for 2011's "Final Destination 5." Born in Evanston, Ill., the 48-year-old helmer returned to his...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
It starts with the distant sound of thunder. But those tempests won't stay distant for long, oh no. This film isn't called "Into the Storm" for nothing.
Basically a B picture with a sizable effects budget, "Into the Storm" knows you bought your ticket...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Fire Chief Bill Dunn received an emergency call a little after 4 a.m. on Thursday. A building in Carl Junction, Mo., was burning. He raced to the scene, not knowing which building it was.
“When I saw it, I thought to myself, 'Oh my Lord, not...