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Posted6/28/2021 1:00 AM

Tornados dominated the news and The Week in Pictures photo gallery for June 19-25, 2025.


Erin Kelly and his dog Clark walk in front of his dad's house, where his neighbor's car dropped during the tornado in Naperville. They were home at the time and managed to survive with little damage except for the wall of their garage.

Erin Kelly and his dog Clark walk in front of his dad’s house, where his neighbor’s car dropped during the tornado in Naperville. They were home at the time and managed to survive with little damage except for the wall of their garage.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


Two people stop under flood lights and the full moon Wednesday evening to view damage on Princeton Circle after a tornado swept through the area Sunday night in Naperville.

Two people stop under flood lights and the full moon Wednesday evening to view damage on Princeton Circle after a tornado swept through the area Sunday night in Naperville.

John Starks | Staff Photographer


Arielle Christopher, 22, of Streamwood proudly displays her flag as she prepares to ride in the Elgin Juneteenth Celebration parade, which showcased the 54 flags of all the countries of Africa on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Arielle Christopher, 22, of Streamwood proudly displays her flag as she prepares to ride in the Elgin Juneteenth Celebration parade, which showcased the 54 flags of all the countries of Africa on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


York's Charlie Toreja hoists the third-place trophy after his team defeated Wheaton Academy in the IHSA boys lacrosse game at Morris Field in Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

York’s Charlie Toreja hoists the third-place trophy after his team defeated Wheaton Academy in the IHSA boys lacrosse game at Morris Field in Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer


St. Viator's Caroline Sexton, right, celebrates her goal with teammate Emilie Doersching during the girls state soccer Class 2A third place game at Fremd High School in Palatine Saturday, June 19, 2021.

St. Viator’s Caroline Sexton, right, celebrates her goal with teammate Emilie Doersching during the girls state soccer Class 2A third place game at Fremd High School in Palatine Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer


People embark on a journey of prehistoric proportions in their vehicles in Aurora in this drone photo.

People embark on a journey of prehistoric proportions in their vehicles in Aurora in this drone photo.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer


Grant's Josh Delgado leans on Hinsdale Central's Daniel Watcke after finishing third in the 800-meter run at the 3A boys state track meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Grant’s Josh Delgado leans on Hinsdale Central’s Daniel Watcke after finishing third in the 800-meter run at the 3A boys state track meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

John Starks | Staff Photographer


Trees along Ranchview Drive are snapped in half from an overnight tornado in Naperville.

Trees along Ranchview Drive are snapped in half from an overnight tornado in Naperville.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer


Joe Tancredi and his son Jameson, 9, look at the fallen tree and damage to their yard and house after a tornado ripped through their Woodridge neighborhood on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Joe Tancredi and his son Jameson, 9, look at the fallen tree and damage to their yard and house after a tornado ripped through their Woodridge neighborhood on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle was leveled overnight from a tornado. More than 100 homes were damaged in Naperville subdivision from the storm. Homes east and west of Ranchview Drive south of 75th Street were hardest hit.

A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle was leveled overnight from a tornado. More than 100 homes were damaged in Naperville subdivision from the storm. Homes east and west of Ranchview Drive south of 75th Street were hardest hit.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer


Princeton Circle resident Katie Long Piper, left, tells her sister, Pat Peraziana, right of Naperville, about how her immediate neighbors were injured and their home leveled from a tornado that struck the Naperville subdivision overnight. Crews are on the scene Monday, June 21, 2021 to clean up trees, board up windows and put tarps on roofs.

Princeton Circle resident Katie Long Piper, left, tells her sister, Pat Peraziana, right of Naperville, about how her immediate neighbors were injured and their home leveled from a tornado that struck the Naperville subdivision overnight. Crews are on the scene Monday, June 21, 2021 to clean up trees, board up windows and put tarps on roofs.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer


Fernanda Saez, whose house was badly damaged and is unlivable grabs some water dropped off by the volunteers before heading back into her home. She suffered a lot of scratches on her legs from the storm as she saved her child from a collapsing bedroom.

Fernanda Saez, whose house was badly damaged and is unlivable grabs some water dropped off by the volunteers before heading back into her home. She suffered a lot of scratches on her legs from the storm as she saved her child from a collapsing bedroom.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


Tornado damage in Woodridge neighborhoods after a tornado ripped through the area on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Tornado damage in Woodridge neighborhoods after a tornado ripped through the area on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


Library Director Lindsey Dorfman, left, and Director of Communications Hilary Gabel hold the flag while listening to a speech being given prior to the raising of the Pride Flag at the Glenview Public Library Tuesday.

Library Director Lindsey Dorfman, left, and Director of Communications Hilary Gabel hold the flag while listening to a speech being given prior to the raising of the Pride Flag at the Glenview Public Library Tuesday.

Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer


Garrett Kunkle encourages riders of the Himalaya to "Yell loud to go faster" as he operates the carnival ride at the Geneva Swedish Days on Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2021. He is originally from Joliet and just started working for Windy City Amusements. He says the Himalaya is capable of 50 mph.

Garrett Kunkle encourages riders of the Himalaya to “Yell loud to go faster” as he operates the carnival ride at the Geneva Swedish Days on Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2021. He is originally from Joliet and just started working for Windy City Amusements. He says the Himalaya is capable of 50 mph.

John Starks | Staff Photographer


A pedestrian walks by a pedestrian mangled sign by the side of the road in Woodridge three days after a tornado ripped through this Woodridge area and the town of Naperville.

A pedestrian walks by a pedestrian mangled sign by the side of the road in Woodridge three days after a tornado ripped through this Woodridge area and the town of Naperville.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


One home on Princeton Circle was completely destroyed from Sunday's tornado, but the homes on either side were damaged but remain standing.

One home on Princeton Circle was completely destroyed from Sunday’s tornado, but the homes on either side were damaged but remain standing.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer


A group from Christ Community Church, based in St. Charles, was helping clean up efforts after Sunday's tornado on Nutmeg Lane in Naperville Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021.

A group from Christ Community Church, based in St. Charles, was helping clean up efforts after Sunday’s tornado on Nutmeg Lane in Naperville Friday afternoon, June 25, 2021.

John Starks | Staff Photographer


Michael Hohm and Meredith Anderson, both from Spring Grove try a chocolate covered strawberry kabob at the Long Grove Strawberry Festival. "They are delicious. It tastes fresh. The chocolate is nice and dark so it mixes really well." he said.

Michael Hohm and Meredith Anderson, both from Spring Grove try a chocolate covered strawberry kabob at the Long Grove Strawberry Festival. “They are delicious. It tastes fresh. The chocolate is nice and dark so it mixes really well.” he said.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer


A runner cuts through the underpass tunnel that crosses under Hicks Road in Palatine where resident Samira Alhosini and her daughter Jasmine, 10, painted colorful murals depicting a sunrise bike ride.

A runner cuts through the underpass tunnel that crosses under Hicks Road in Palatine where resident Samira Alhosini and her daughter Jasmine, 10, painted colorful murals depicting a sunrise bike ride.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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