Tornado watches through Saturday evening as severe weather batters Chicago area again

Tornado warnings were issued for a dozen cities and towns in the Chicago suburbs on Saturday, including Bradley, Manteno, Peotone, Lansing and Bourbonnais. Tornado sirens briefly blared in parts of Chicago Saturday afternoon, but a tornado warning was allowed to expire after rotation clouds passed over the North and Lower West sides of the city.

NW Indiana buried by 18 inches of snow

A winter storm has dumped up to a foot and a half of snow on parts of northwestern Indiana, while a large swath of the state received between 6 inches and 8 inches of snow, creating hazardous road conditions.