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Chicago Rainfall

PHOTOS: What Chicago Looks Like Under Water

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

It took five-and-a-half inches of rain from a powerful overnight storm to flood Chicago by early morning — and snarl commutes, drench basements and ...

State Of Emergency Declared In Cook County Amid Flooding

Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Heavy rains in the Chicago area have made for a major headache Thursday, prompting Gov. Pat Quinn to declare a state of emergency in ...

Chicago Hits A Record High 60 Degrees

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Following a Sunday that brought a strange mix of freezing rain and thundersnow -- OK, thundersleet -- to the Chicago area, the city h...

Could Rainy Relief Finally Be On The Way As Midwest Faces Drought?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Some long-awaited rain could be moving into the Chicago area Friday, but the rainfall is not expected to make much of a dent in the state's shortfall ...

No Snow Good For City's Budget, Bad For Some Businesses

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's mild winter-to-date has come as a relief to the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation, particularly when compared to last winter's sno...

WATCH: Chicago's 2011 Rainfall Second Highest In City's History

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

As 2011 winds to a close, Tuesday morning's drizzles officially tipped the scales, making this year the city's second wettest in history. Rainfall ...

Storm of the Century

Debra Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Why was there so much flooding in streets and homes this weekend? Simply put, the water had nowhere else to go.