Meteorologists confirmed more than 74 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest over a two-day period in November, leaving 10 dead and hundreds injured in Illinois and Indiana alone. It is proof that communities need to be prepared for nature’s fury and other disasters.
CRETE | Police officials are asking village residents to help collect food, clothing and other goods for the residents of tornado-stricken Washington, Ill.
PORTAGE | While most people got up Sunday morning thinking about going to church or the noontime Chicago Bears game, Clerk-Treasurer Chris Stidham had other plans.
A young boy takes a break from helping comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in their basement as a tornado destroyed their farm house they were not injured. The tornado cut a path of destruction th…
Friends and neighbors comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in the basement at the base of the pictured stairs as a tornado destroyed their farm house. They were not injured. The tornado cut a path …
A news cameraman shoots video of the rubble of an auto parts store destroyed by a tornado in Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Illinois State Police says everal people were inside at the time the tornado hit but all escaped uninjured. The tornado cut a path of destruction through W…
The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.
Former Chesterton resident Pam Chandler is reunited with her dog, Abby, after they were separated during Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla.
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CHICAGO | Conor Gillaspie couldn't keep his eyes of the images from Moore, Okla., as the White Sox prepared for Monday night's game.
A Toyota Corolla is crushed beneath a large tree branch that fell on it Tuesday at Institute Street and Michigan Avenue in Valparaiso.
Jay Bridges of Car Quest Auto Parts surveys the roof of his store that was blown into the parking lot Tuesday in Merrillville after a severe storm.
A power line poll sits snapped in half Tuesday after a storm blew the CarQuest Auto Parts store's roof into it Tuesday along U.S. 30 in Merrillville. Parts of U.S. 30 were shut down early Tuesday morning while the damage was cleaned up.
Adam Carlisle surveys the damage Tuesday after a storm tore the roof off a building that houses CarQuest Auto Parts on U.S. 30 in Merrillville.
VALPARAISO | Everyone likes to brag about their hometown to their college buddies.
GRIFFITH | The Lake Area United Way awarded a $7,500 emergency grant to assist with tornado relief efforts in southeastern Indiana.
VALPARAISO | On March 2, as severe weather swept through southern Indiana and Kentucky, Valparaiso High School senior Philip Russell communicated with friends and family in the area via text and Twitter.
SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board gave its support to allowing the Fire Department to use a municipal-owned vehicle to ship supplies next week to Harrisburg — a Southern Illinois city that sustained severe damage from a series of tornadoes on Feb. 29 that swept through Missouri, Illinois, Ind…
Region residents donated 6,000 pounds of supplies to help tornado-stricken residents in southern Indiana, a local business owner said.
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