Weather gives Chicago suburbs light show

Weather gives Chicago suburbs light show

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Weather gives Chicago suburbs light show

Lightning lights up the skies over the Chicagoland South and Southwest suburbs Monday night in a rapid succession, and some thought might be a scene out of the SciFi movie “War of the Worlds.”

By Ray Hanania

The skies above gave the South and Southwest Chicagoland suburbs a real light show on Monday (July 10, 2017) night at around 10 pm.

An unusual burst of Lightning lit up the sky in rapid succession for more than 30 minutes, even allowing people to capture lightning bolts with their iPhones and Android devices.

Catching a picture of lightning is almost impossible and has more to do with luck than anything else, but Monday night was a lightning observer’s dream come true.

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Some thought it could well be a scene out of the SciFi movie “War of the Worlds.”

Here are some photos of the lightning and also a video posted on Facebook that I hope you will enjoy, too. Click here to view the video online on Facebook or use the widget player below:

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Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

 

Lightning lit up Chicagoland's skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

Lightning lit up Chicagoland’s skies Monday night in a fantastic display. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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