Month: April 2022

Biden Roasts Trump and Himself at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The annual White House press corps gala returned Saturday night along with the roasting of Washington, the journalists who cover it and the man at the helm: President Joe Biden. The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, which the pandemic sidelined in 2020 and 2021, returned with Biden as the first president in six years to …

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EF-0 Tornadoes Touched Down in Oak Brook and Rockford Area, National Weather Service Says

An EF-0 tornado with peak wind speeds of 75 miles per hour touched down in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook Saturday as severe thunderstorms moved through the region, according to the National Weather Service. In a tweet, the NWS said it confirmed a brief tornado occurred based on information from local government officials, weather …

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Thunderstorms Lead to Building Collapse in Rockford: Fire Officials

Firefighters in Rockford responded to a building collapse that occurred as a result of thunderstorms in the area Saturday evening, according to authorities. In a tweet at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Rockford Fire Department said it was on scene of a building collapse near Broadway and 9th Street. It wasn’t immediately known if anyone was …

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Storms Rip Through Chicago Area, Downing Trees and Damaging Roofs

From downed trees to blown off roofs, several instances of damage were reported Saturday evening following storms that moved through portions of the Chicago area. Wind gusts reached 65 miles per hour in suburban Plainfield, where an irrigation system apparently blew into a fence, according to storm damage reports from the National Weather Service. To …

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Suburban Grayslake College Student Among 3 Killed After Chasing Storm, Officials Say

Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed in a crash when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma late Friday, according to a crash report. The students were travelling back from chasing a powerful tornado in Kansas, officials confirmed. Nicholas Nair, 20, of Denton, Texas; Gavin Short, 19, of Grayslake, Illinois; …

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More Than 100 Flights Canceled at O’Hare Airport as Storms Hit Region

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and damaging winds moved throughout the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, resulting in more than 100 canceled flights at O’Hare International Airport and numerous delays. As of 5:09 p.m., 134 flights had been canceled at O’Hare, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Inbound flights were delayed at an average of an hour, …

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ComEd Preparing for Potential Power Outages as Storms Move in

With a tornado watch in effect for the majority of the Chicago area and the possibility of severe thunderstorms, ComEd is urging residents to take precautions and positioning crews in the event of potential power outages. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and quarter-size hail have been reported with storms that occurred …

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Live Blog: Tornado Watch Issued, Chicago-Area Residents Asked to Not Use Water

A tornado watch is in effect for most of the Chicago area on Saturday, with the possibility of severe weather looming in the forecast. Thunderstorms are beginning to fire near Pontiac and Streator, moving to the northeast at 40 miles per hour. Here are the latest headlines: 3:20 p.m.: Line of Thunderstorms Continues to Form …

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