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Severe weather leaves trail of damage in suburbs

OAK LAWN, Ill. -- Severe weather left a trail of damage in the suburbs.

The storm roared through the Oak Lawn area around 1 a.m. Thursday.

High winds toppled a billboard and trees fell onto cars and came crashing through some homes.

Damage was particularly bad for Todd and Heather Summerville.  A suspected microburst sent an old tree toppling onto cars and crashing through the front of their home.  Luckily no one was hurt.

The family had considered having the tree removed before, but it had withstood many storms over the years.  They had made plans to list the house for sale next week, but now those plans are postponed.

Power was out for some homes in the Oak Lawn area.  Residents are cleaning up fallen tree limbs and debris.

There are no reported injuries.

WGN's Nancy Loo has more.