Suburban government officials are calling on Illinois lawmakers to uphold the governor's veto of legislation backed by Commonwealth Edison.Members of the Northwest Municipal Conference said the electric company should make improvements to its infrastructure and response systems that left thousands w
The last month is on track to be one of Chicago's wettest Julys on record. For folks with flooded homes and businesses that’s obvious but where and when the next flood willl occur is not quite as clear.
More than 500,000 customers are still without power Monday afternoon, after the most damaging storm system in more than a decade roared through northern Illinois this morning, leaving downed trees and debris in its wake.The severe storms packed winds as high as 80 mph and wreaked havoc on the mornin
An Illinois construction worker who was struck by lightning last year has joined a statewide lightening safety awareness program.Jim Ciulla of Lexington was working as a flagger with a road crew when he was struck on July 6. He was treated for first- and second-degree burns and has lasting phys
Unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidity will continue in the Chicago area through Friday.Samuel Shea is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He says there's a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening.