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$30 million being invested in over dozen projects aimed to reduce flooding in Lake County

The governor announced Monday that Lake County will receive $30 million in funding for over a dozen projects that aim to reduce stormwater flooding in the county. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined legislators, community leaders and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School in Waukegan Monday […]

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Strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds expected again in Lake, McHenry counties

More thunderstorms capable of producing isolated tornadoes, 80 mph winds, hail and flooding are expected Tuesday evening in northeastern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a line of storms will develop from eastern Iowa to southern Wisconsin late Tuesday afternoon. The storms will track into northern Illinois Tuesday evening […]

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Thunderstorms capable of producing 70 mph winds, isolated tornadoes possible for Lake and McHenry counties

Thunderstorms capable of producing isolated tornadoes, 70 mph winds, hail and flooding are expected Monday evening in northeastern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storms will begin late Monday afternoon into Monday evening across much of the Chicago area. The primary threat is strong, damaging winds up to […]

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Strong to severe thunderstorms could bring flooding to Lake, McHenry counties

The National Weather Service is warning about strong to severe thunderstorms, capable of producing high wind gusts and hail, starting Wednesday afternoon in Lake and McHenry counties. A few rounds of thunderstorms are forecast from mid to late Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening for portions of northern Illinois. The first potential threat timeframe will be […]

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Overnight rain floods homes, closes roadways in Lake County; multiple people rescued

Multiple people were rescued after heavy rainfall early Friday morning caused busy roadways and homes to flood throughout Lake County, officials said. Over the past five days, areas in Lake County have received between five to seven inches of rain, officials in Lake County said. “Lake County officials are working together to assist local communities […]

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PHOTOS: Heavy rain brings flooding to Lake County

Thunderstorms brought flooding and road closures Tuesday afternoon to Lake County, especially in the Mundelein and Libertyville area. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday evening for McHenry County and Lake County after heavy rain fell across the Chicagoland. The hardest hit areas were Mundelein, Libertyville, parts of Grayslake, parts of Gurnee, Fox […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office warns about scammers targeting flood victims

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement to remind Lake County residents of the increased risk of scammers attempting to capitalize on those impacted by flooding. “Often, in times of natural disaster there is an increase in door-to-door criminals attempting to solicit fraudulent business,” the sheriff’s office said. Officials said that both the […]