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Flooding hits parts of Midwest

The Chicago River overflowed its banks and flooded the Riverwalk after overnight showers and thunderstorms across the city Monday, May 18, 2020 in Chicago.

Associated Press

May 19, 2020

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. Two Midland-area schools were opened for evacuees and more than 50 roads have been closed....

Freezing rain, storms bring outages to northern Illinois

Snow falls as traffic moves slowly along State Street ahead of the Jeff Dunham comedy show at the BMO Harris Bank Center Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in downtown Rockford, Ill.

Associated Press

January 11, 2020

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Freezing rain left roads and trees glazed with ice Saturday across parts of northern Illinois as a winter storm packing a mixed bag of precipitation cut power to about 5,000 homes and businesses across the region. Just under 5,000 Commonwealth Edison customers were without...

Snow continues to fall in Chicago, cold air expected to break records

A woman walking the half mile from the Chicago Aquarium to the Adler Planetarium braces in a stiff wind and blowing snow off Lake Michigan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago.

Associated Press

November 11, 2019

A storm that's brought snow to the Midwest is about to give way to record-setting cold. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Birk says that the arctic air mass will make the region feel a lot more like the middle of January than the middle of November. He says that by the time things warm...

Like January in November: Much of US braces for record lows

A student walks through the Quad on one of the coldest days ever recorded in Chicago, Jan. 30, 2019. This day fell during the beginning of DePaul’s Winter Quarter last year.

Associated Press

November 9, 2019

Air from Siberia — yes, Siberia — is heading toward a huge chunk of the United States and it could set record-low temperatures from Texas to New England. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said Saturday that the weather service's National Digital Forecast Database indicates...

Torrential rains spark flash flooding in northern Illinois

Torrential rains spark flash flooding in northern Illinois

Associated Press

September 28, 2019

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms that sparked flash flooding over parts of northern Illinois dumped up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain in some areas. The storms swept across the region Friday and Saturday morning with hail, damaging winds and heavy...

Photo of the Week: Dude, where’s my car?

A Toyota Prius down Roslyn Place is completely burried under snow after several days of accumulation. Many residents used shovels to dig cars out. 

Jonathan Ballew | The DePaulia

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018

After what had been a winter without much snow, Chicagoans got nine consecutive days of it, which has only happened three other times since 1885, according to the Chicago Tribune. Uber and Lyft fares were surging as some residents had to pay four and five times the usual rate for the ride-sharing s...

Demons freeze on first days back

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2018

Although the early stages of winter were fairly mild, temperatures have been unusually low since Christmas, even for Chicago. Students have had to bust out their warmest winter clothing to combat the sub-zero temperatures. Extremely cold winters can be even more challenging for out of state students from...

DePaul influences former student, Harvey victim

A home in Houston, Texas is submerged in severe flooding after Tropical Storm Harvey devastated south-central Texas beginning Aug. 25 when it first made landfall.   
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Evelyn Baker

September 11, 2017

Spurred by Facebook posts from its previous president as Tropical Storm Harvey approached her Humble, Texas home, leaders of the DePaul Law School organization OUTLaws created a GoFundMe page to provide Jessica Rodriguez some financial relief. Read More »...

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