'Chiclone' buffets Illinois; tornado watch issued

Rubble from the upper portions of a 1920s-era building is strewn about the sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in St. Louis. Pre-dawn strong winds were blamed for the partial building collapse that sent bricks, mortar, roofing and some window air conditioning units raining down onto a sidewalk. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

October 26, 2010 1:18:19 PM PDT
A storm drawing comparisons to a hurricane muscled across the Midwest on Tuesday, snapping trees and power lines, delaying flights at one of nation's busiest airports and soaking commuters who slogged to work under crumpled umbrellas.