Thousands in the dark after tornado, thunderstorms tear through Chicago

Tornado touches down in Chicago suburbs; damages homes, knocks out power

Thousands in the dark after tornado, thunderstorms tear through Chicago

At least 12 homes suffered extensive damage in Naperville.

Pucknaitis estimated that there were at least 20 people displaced in the wake of the storm. A total of 130 homes were damaged. "Lots of utility poles and wires have fallen and the trees have been damaged", Lacroche said Monday morning. There were no reports of significant injuries in the community. Her son, Nate Casey, 16, said she was watching TV during the storm and competed to help her mother take her three younger brothers to the basement.

The tornado touched down near Route 53/75th Street in Woodridge, DuPage County, around 11 p.m. ET on Sunday.

A tornado touched down in the Chicago suburbs of Naperville and Woodridge in the overnight hours causing severe damage to some of the homes in the area.

Authorities later investigated the damage, and the confirmed tornado could be the most damaging in the area in six years. The threat for wind damage remained for a few hours as the line of storms moved over northern IL and into northwestern IN, forecasters said.

"The severe threat has diminished/ended for most of the Chicago metro area".

The NWS issued a series of tornado watches and warnings as the tornado ripped through the suburbs of Chicago on Sunday evening.

There have been no reports of any serious injuries or fatalities.