Heavy damage reported in Coal City south of Chicago

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

COAL CITY (AP) — Authorities say high winds have caused heavy damage in Coal City, a city of about 5,000 residents south of Chicago.

Lt. David Doerfler of the Coal City Fire Protection District said late Monday that in addition to structure damage, roads in the city have been blocked by fallen trees and power lines. He says there have been no confirmed reports of injuries.

The National Weather Service is reporting high winds have caused damage near the Lee County community of Sublette.

Meteorologist Gino Izzi says he couldn't confirm that a tornado touched down in the community, located about 85 miles west of Chicago. However, downed trees and power lines and damage to vehicles at a recreation trailer park were reported.

Also no injuries were reported when the roof of a Sterling sporting goods store collapsed.


Google Map for coordinates 41.287810 by -88.285618.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  • Belle

    Please make your reporters research what theyre talking about next time…. Coal city is more like 60 miles south of chicago, not 85. And its the middle of the night for all of us…. Not just some people. So please, if you’re going to report, please do a better job of it. I mean really… If they’re using their headlights as light, im sure thats a pretty good indication that the power is out, dont you think?

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.