After last night’s apocalyptic hailstorm, today’s forecast calls for hot. And it may feel like 105, according to the National Weather Service. About 22,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning. (Tribune/Sun-Times)

A massive lightning bolt struck Willis Tower last night. (Chicagoist)


A Chicago woman is accused of donning a nun costume and a mask, a la the film The Town, and robbing a bank — to pay back another bank from which she allegedly embezzled $20,000. (Tribune)

Feldco is suing the Better Business Bureau for the “no rating” rating the agency gave the carpet company. (Sun-Times)