Local news stations flunk geography quiz

From WMAQ-TV’s (Channel 5) website this afternoon:

CHICAGO — The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a tornado warning for portions of Cook and DuPage counties.

The warning is in effect until 4 p.m. CDT.

At 3:09 p.m., NWS radar indicated strong rotation in a severe thunderstorm near Winfield, moving east at 50 mph.

A second warning was issued for Will County near Elgin, after a spotter reported a funnel cloud. NBC5’s Brant Miller said the cell is near Wayne, and the warning will be in effect until 4 p.m.

A tornado was spotted by an amateur radio operator near the Bolingbrook area. The cell that produced the twister will be near Tinley Park and Flossmoor after moving through the southwest suburbs of Joliet.

So, Elgin is near Will County? Isn’t Joliet a suburb itself? And one other station website reported that a roof was torn off a building at Sauk Trail and Cicero Avenue in Steger, when it was actually in Richton Park.

I’m suspecting Lauren Jones from Anchorwoman finally landed a job with one or even two of the Chicago TV stations as a news writer….

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