Public Health Emergency (active shooter, gas line explodes, public in danger, goes in front of paywall)
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Wednesday throughout much of northern Illinois.
The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information after an abandoned vehicle related to a missing person’s investigation was found at about 6 p.m. Thursday in the Otter Creek Township area, near Streator.
Authorities are searching for a 45-year-old woman reported missing in Mazon.
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A gas leak that resulted in the evacuation of residents and businesses Wednesday in Oglesby has been lifted, according to the city’s Assistant Fire Chief Steve Maltas.
A 15-year-old boy missing on Tuesday was found safe early Wednesday morning, according to a news release from the Spring Valley Police Department.
Update: The county remains under a wind advisory through 4 p.m. Wednesday and a severe thunderstorm watch through 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Downed power lines, trees and outbuildings were damaged near Amboy on Friday March 31, 2023 after a line of powerful storms hit the Sauk Valley. Another storm is forecast for Tuesday.
Anticipating disruptions because of a storm forecast for Tuesday, the Whiteside County Health Department changes this week's schedule.
Update: As of Sunday afternoon, most DeKalb County residents had power restored by ComEd crews after nearly 3,000 ComEd customers were without power over parts of the weekend following Friday’s severe weather.
A line of severe storms blasted through central and northern Illinois Friday, resulting in funnel clouds in Sherman to the south and Geneseo to the west, but La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties have been spared from the worst of it, so far.
As of 9:52 p.m. Friday, 3,452 ComEd customers in Kane County are without power, according to ComEd’s outage map, following a hazardous Friday that brought with it severe wind, storms and threats of tornadoes.
Severe weather in northern Illinois that included tornado warnings, hail and high winds has knocked out power to more than 64,000 ComEd customers, according to the company’s outage map.
Eastern McHenry County remains under a severe thunderstorm warning until 9 p.m. along with Lake, Will, DuPage and Cook counties, and a tornado watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. northeastern Illinois
Lee County closed its county offices at 1 p.m.