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Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm
Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

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Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

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Niemeyer, Hanford win state senate primaries

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, is a step closer toward reclaiming the Indiana Senate seat once held by his late father, Ernie.

May 06, 2014 9:15 pm
Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.   

March 12, 2014 7:01 pm Photos

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Forecast: 8 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions Wednesday

The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard-like conditions late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, with 8 inches of accumulation possible by the time it's all over.

March 11, 2014 7:05 am Related
Long: Sen. Landske 'fighting hard' to return to Statehouse

Long: Sen. Landske 'fighting hard' to return to Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, likely will miss at least the first few weeks of the 2014 legislative session as she continues to undergo treatment for lung cancer.

January 08, 2014 6:00 pm
Forecast: Blizzard-like conditions, significant snowfall, dangerous cold

Forecast: Blizzard-like conditions, significant snowfall, dangerous cold

Old man winter is maintaining his tight grip on the region and doesn't plan to let up for several days, with hazardous blowing snow, 6 inches of new accumulation and dangerously cold temperatures in the mix through Tuesday.

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Heavy snow could hamper New Year's Eve plans

The National Weather Service is warning of accumulating snow late New Year's Eve into New Year's Day.

December 30, 2013 7:49 am

Possible record-breaking temps prompt school closings

A forecast for potentially record-breaking temperatures in the mid to upper 90s prompted some school closings and early dismissals Tuesday.

September 10, 2013 6:40 am
Few problems reported from overnight snow

Few problems reported from overnight snow

Area police reported few problems on the roads overnight and early Friday morning after snow fell across the region.

February 22, 2013 9:26 am

Wind advisory prompts Indiana Toll Road bans

A wind advisory is in effect with wind gusts of 50 mph whipping through the region.

February 11, 2013 7:19 am

Significant ice storm expected to hit region Sunday

A winter storm is expected to sock the region Sunday with more than a quarter of an inch of ice.

January 26, 2013 8:56 am

Bitter cold grips region, forces school delays

The region's first blast of brutal winter air arrived early Tuesday morning, with wind chills dipping to 15 degrees below zero.

January 22, 2013 6:59 am

Winter storm to bring season's first snowfall this afternoon

The latest first snowfall of the season in Chicago-area history is set to fall this afternoon with the arrival of a winter storm that forecasters say could cause blizzard-like conditions near the Lake Michigan shoreline in Lake and Porter counties.

December 20, 2012 6:55 am

First snow of season could come with storm Thursday

Forecasters are warning of the potential for a major winter storm that could leave as much as half a foot of snow on the ground Thursday, create hazardous driving conditions and impact air travel in Chicago.

December 18, 2012 8:46 am

Dense fog advisory issued for region

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for the region.

December 03, 2012 6:29 am

Region under severe thunderstorm watch

The region could get a brief but potentially dangerous reprieve from the drought this afternoon and evening.

July 18, 2012 1:09 pm

Heat advisory issued for region with temps expected near 100

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the region from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, with temperatures expected to hover around 100.

July 17, 2012 7:02 am

Freeze watch again issued for region

Temperatures are again expected to dip below the freezing mark Wednesday night into Thursday morning, prompting a freeze watch for the region.

April 11, 2012 8:32 am
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