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  • Investigating Lollapalooza's emergency plans

    Investigating Lollapalooza's emergency plans
    In my last job, as a reporter for The Indianapolis Star, I covered the collapse of a stage structure during a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair. I interviewed people at the fairgrounds the night the stage fell, and wrote about the incident and...
  • Highs in the 70s mark end of 44-day heat streak

    Highs in the 70s mark end of 44-day heat streak
    Cooler temperatures today ushered in a bit of relief for Chicago residents, bringing an end to 44 days of 80 degree-plus weather that at times reached above the 100 degree mark. Wednesday's high of 84 ended a 44-day heat streak that was the 2nd...
  • First half of year wettest on record for Chicago

    First half of year wettest on record for Chicago
    It's no surprise to those who slogged through flooded basements and even paddled to their homes: the first six months of this year were the wettest on record for the Chicago area. Through June, 28.46 inches of precipitation was measured, an inch and a...
  • Less damage than expected--but still a big storm

    Less damage than expected--but still a big storm
    It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said. But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...
  • Weather Service: Yes, those were tornadoes

    Weather Service: Yes, those were tornadoes
    The storms that hit northern Illinois and northern Indiana this week spawned two confirmed tornadoes, the National Weather Service has determined. The more powerful of the two tornadoes hit 2-1/2 miles southwest of Shabbona, about 80 miles west of...
  • Tracking a winter storm in Chicago

    Tracking a winter storm in Chicago
    It may sound like a weather story is easy to cover, but determining how widespread the effects will be for an inconveniently-timed winter storm can be one of the most important deadline issues the Chicago Tribune tackles. The winter weather that...
  • Rain and wind to precede bitter cold and snow this week

    Rain and wind to precede bitter cold and snow this week
    A soggy, windy start to the work week could be a prelude to bitter cold and accumulating snow. National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Bardou said rain will likely hit Chicago around noon Monday morning and stay until the evening. Some snow might...
  • Midwest storm hits overnight, Chicago could see 6 inches of snow

    Midwest storm hits overnight, Chicago could see 6 inches of snow
    The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here. As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...
  • Storm loses punch, but still socks morning commute

    Storm loses punch, but still socks morning commute
    A winter storm that buried the Great Plains in more than a foot of snow lost some of its punch as it blew through Chicago overnight, but it still managed to slow the morning commute with slick roads and dozens of spinouts on expressways. Snow began...
  • Storm watch issued: Snow, freezing rain, sleet

    Storm watch issued: Snow, freezing rain, sleet
    For the second time in less than a week, the Chicago area is in line for a snowstorm that promises a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow with enough accumulation to bring out the snow shovels. Early predictions from the National Weather Service...
  • Wind advisory extended into the evening

    Wind advisory extended into the evening
    A wind advisory has been extended until 6 p.m. today for the Chicago area. WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said gusts of 60 mph were recorded at Midway Airport. That the strongest winds registered there "since a July 24, 2012 t-storm in which 65 mph...
  • Little effect on rush hour expected from Tuesday's snow

    Little effect on rush hour expected from Tuesday's snow
    Another inch of snow is forecast for Tuesday, but it isn't expected to hamper commuters who began the week driving to work in the heaviest snow to hit the Chicago area in nearly a year. The snow is predicted to hit Chicago by the middle of the day,...